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VIRTUAL & physical platform for Fuel Cell System development

Objective

Fuel cells have promise in transport applications ranging from busses to ocean ships where they are competing will other well-established technologies. As a complicated and disruptive technology, fuel cells require specialised knowledge to integrate into devices and systems. This is a huge barrier to fuel cell use in companies that don't have existing experience with, or confidence in fuel cell technologies. The FC community needs to help system integrators develop and optimise fuel cell battery hybrid systems for varied applications.

The overall vision of this project is to develop a fully open source software-hardware (cyber-physical) tool that can be adopted as a global standard for FC system design. This platform will enable a system integrator at an SME, with limited fuel cell experience, to rapidly design a fuel cell battery hybrid powertrain for their specific application. The platform will make this development as quick as for combustion or battery powertrains and give the integrator confidence that the system will meet their performance, reliability and durability requirements.

This project will bring together a group of experienced fuel cell specialists to develop this platform (SINTEF, BALLARD and UBFC) along with several system integrators or end users of fuel cells who are leading organisations in their specific field, WESTCON (Maritime), BANKE (Heavy Duty Vehicles), VIVARAIL (Rail), SOLARIS (Busses).

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fuel cell

Call for proposal

H2020-JTI-FCH-2019-1
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Funding Scheme

FCH2-RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

SINTEF AS
Address
Strindvegen 4
7034 Trondheim
Norway
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 685 500

Participants (6)

COMMUNAUTE D' UNIVERSITES ET ETABLISSEMENTS UNIVERSITE BOURGOGNE - FRANCHE - COMTE
France
EU contribution
€ 451 212,50
Address
32 Avenue De L'observatoire
25000 Besancon
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BALLARD POWER SYSTEMS EUROPE AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 495 000
Address
Majsmarken 1
9500 Hobro
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WESTCON POWER AND AUTOMATION AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 67 500
Address
Jektevikvegen 41
5582 Olensvag
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BANKE APS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 60 000
Address
Ormstoft 5
6400 Sonderborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VIVARAIL LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 60 000
Address
Station Road,long Marston, Quinton Rail Technology Park
CV37 8PL Straford Upon Avon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SOLARIS BUS & COACH SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 78 593,75
Address
Ul. Obornicka 46 Bolechowo Osiedle
62 005 Owinska
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)