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STAble and low cost Manufactured bipolar plates for PEM Fuel Cells

STAble and low cost Manufactured bipolar plates for PEM Fuel Cells

Objective

"One key component in the PEMFC which contributes significantly to cost, weight, volume of the stacks and still needs to be improved to ensure cell lifetime is the BiPolar Plate (BPP). Metal based bipolar plates are very attractive, but a protective coating is needed to avoid corrosion and keep the interfacial contact resistance low.

The STAMPEM-consortium has been established acknowledging that further development of BPPs require Europe’s best available resources, with respect to both human competence and infrastructure (laboratories). The objective in STAMPEM is to develop a new generation coating for low cost metallic bipolar plates for PEMFCs, with robust and durable properties for assembly and manufacturing, showing high performance after more than 10000 hours of operation.

The concept of STAMPEM is to combine world leading industrial actors capable of volume manufacturing with research institutions with the required generic competence capable of providing breakthrough solutions with respect to a new generation coating for low cost metallic BPPs. By involving an end user of the BPPs developed in the STAMPEM project, the results will be thoroughly verified under realistic operating conditions in a PEMFC stack.

The initial phase of the project will be used to establish a testing protocol for BPP materials. In order to screen materials basic corrosion experiments will be performed with contact resistance measurements before and after the testing. Promising materials will further be tested in fuel cells and even further in stacks. The BPP materials go through a real mass production cycle, and also the real production cost will be analyzed. Also the possible detrimental contamination of the membrane will carefully be investigated. The most promising materials will in the end be fully integrated into a system. and that also can be produced in series to provide the building blocks in other fuel cell vehicles."
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Coordinator

STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Address

Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim

Norway

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 649 620

Administrative Contact

Tove Lillian Hønstad (Ms.)

Participants (5)

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Teer Coatings Limited

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 269 812

ELRINGKLINGER AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 991 886

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 198 904

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 303 121

FRONIUS INTERNATIONAL GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 163 162

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 303449

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 July 2012

  • End date

    30 June 2015

Funded under:

FP7-JTI

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 223 807,60

  • EU contribution

    € 2 576 505

Coordinated by:

STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Norway