The DIRECT proposal addresses a very important target of the community energy related policies, the reduction of fossil fuels consumption and Green House Gases. It solves one of the road blocs for introducing fuel cell technology to vehicles - the fuel supply. The DIRECT consortium develops a Diesel fuel operated SOFC with high efficiency and reliability as well as sulphur tolerance. It will be packaged for the use as Auxiliary Power Unit for vehicles and deliver 5 kWe. Attention will be paid to the best possible use of the waste energy for other applications in the vehicle or for improving the efficiency of the system. Beside Diesel the system will be able to use alternative fuels like Bio diesel and Synfuel. The consortium consists of experienced partners in the area of catalytic materials, system design and numeric simulation. Well-known vehicle manufacturers as application partners guarantee an user oriented approach in the project.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
79110 Freiburg (In Breisgau)
PR26 7TZ Preston
CV10 0TU Nuneaton