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1 kw dmfc portable power generator (PORTAPOWER)

Objective

The use of portable power in Europe and worldwide has grown dramatically in recent years and continues to do so. Also, the overall increased demand for electrical power, estimated at >10%/year in the US (similar increases have been foreseen in Europe), has resulted in a corresponding increased demand for Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) systems. This market is currently dominated by batteries, and petrol-or diesel-fuelled generators that pollute excessively through their high emission levels and their noise. The aim of the project is thus to design, develop, construct and test a 1 kW Direct Methanol Fuel Cell (DMFC) portable power generator for ambient temperature operation. The system will be designed for small, portable UPS systems, which has been identified one of the few areas where the currently high introduction price does not prohibit market penetration.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

IRD FUEL CELL A/S
Address
Kullinggade 31
Svendborg
Denmark

Participants (5)

APC DENMARK APS
Denmark
Address
Silcon Alle
6000 Kolding
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Rue De L'ecole Normale 8
34296 Montpellier
ECOLE NATIONALE SUPÉRIEURE DE CHIMIE DE MONTPELLIER
France
Address
Rue De L'ecole Normale 8
34296 Montpellier
GERMAN AEROSPACE CENTRE
Germany
Address
Pfaffenwaldring 38-40
70569 Stuttgart
UPPSALA UNIVERSITY
Sweden
Address
Angstrom Laboratory, Lagerhyddsvagen 1
75121 Uppsala