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European methanol powered fuel cell CHP

Project description

Soaring efficiency for simultaneous heat and power generation

Meeting the world's growing energy demands in a sustainable way is one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. Micro combined-heat-and-power (micro-CHP) generation is a low-carbon technology for individual homes and buildings that generates heat and electricity simultaneously. Systems based on high-temperature polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (HTPEMFCs) are among the most promising for very high efficiency and low emissions. The EU-funded EMPOWER project is developing significant enhancements to this valuable technology, to deliver an HTPEMFC-based micro-CHP system fuelled by methanol that is suitable for the CHP and maritime sectors, too. EU funding is supporting the optimisation and technical validation of the technology as well as the business analysis required to prepare for commercialisation.

Coordinator

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Net EU contribution
€ 449 995,00
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Finland

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (4)

BLUE WORLD TECHNOLOGIES APS
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 435 000,00
Address
Lavavej 16
9220 Aalborg Ost

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Danmark Nordjylland Nordjylland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
CATATOR AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 235 000,00
Address
Odlarevagen 10
226 60 Lund

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Södra Sverige Sydsverige Skåne län
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 194 881,25
Address
Praca Gomes Teixeira
4099-002 Porto

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Region
Continente Norte Área Metropolitana do Porto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
THT CONTROL OY
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 185 000,00
Address
Etelapuisto 2 C
33200 Tampere

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Manner-Suomi Länsi-Suomi Pirkanmaa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00