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Diesel reforming by catalytic technologies (DIRECT)

Objective

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 Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

OESTERREICHISCHES FORSCHUNG- UND PRUFZENTRUM ARSENAL GES.M.B.H.
Address
Faradaygasse 3
1030 Wien
Austria

Participants (9)

ALLPPS FUEL CELL SYSTEMS GMBH
Austria
Address
Weizbachweg, 33
8045 Graz
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT S.C.P.A.
Italy
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
CONVERTER TECHNOLOGY ENTWICKLUNGS-UND PRODUKTIONS GMBH
Austria
Address
Industrie Strasse West 4
8605 Kapfenberg
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.*
Germany
Address
Heidenhofstrasse 2
79110 Freiburg (In Breisgau)
LEYLAND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Aston Way
PR26 7TZ Preston
MIRA LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Watling Street
CV10 0TU Nuneaton
PANKL TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
Austria
Address
Industriestrasse West, 4
8605 Kapfenberg
PROTOTECH AS
Norway
Address
Fantoftvegen 38
Bergen
SUED-CHEMIE AG
Germany
Address
Waldheimer Strasse, 13
83052 Bruckmuehl