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Integrated hydrogen power packs for portable and other autonomous applications

Objective

"The proposed HYPER System is a scaleable and flexible portable power platform technology representing significant advances in terms of fuel cell development, hydrogen storage and associated supply. R&D will generate both new scientific knowledge and new technologies for exploitation. Specifically the project will:
• Focus on developing a system based on application specific operational and performance targets, informed by early and ongoing end user intelligence;
• Embed cost improvement and design for manufacture within the development pathway to optimise material and assembly costs and meet key cost targets;
• Demonstrate complete application specific prototypes in the field with end users;
• Deliver a market ready system that is flexible in design, and cost effective, for rapid roll out across multiple applications.
The HYPER System can be readily customised to meet a range of application specific requirements including: power output, energy (or runtime), fuelling options, and cost (capex and opex). The system is based on a modular LT PEM fuel cell system with a common interface to use with alternative hydrogen supply modules. Two generic types of (interchangeable) hydrogen storage module will be developed: a bespoke gaseous hydrogen storage module; and a solid-state hydrogen storage module based on nanostructured hydrogen storage materials.
Two proof of concept HYPER Systems will be developed and demonstrated; 100 We portable power pack/field battery charger, and a 500 We (continuous) range extender for a UAV. This will validate the scalability and robustness of the system whilst addressing early market opportunities that are aligned with the direct commercial interests of the Consortium Partners.
The Consortium will provide a European supply chain, and early routes to market, for the subsequent commercial exploitation of the HYPER System."

Call for proposal

FCH-JU-2011-1
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Funding Scheme

JTI-CP-FCH - Joint Technology Initiatives - Collaborative Project (FCH)

Coordinator

Orion Innovations (UK) Ltd
Address
Quality Court - Chancery Lane 1
WC2A 1HR London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 286 865
Administrative Contact
Juliet Kauffmann (Dr.)

Participants (6)

PAXITECH
France
EU contribution
€ 502 922
Address
Rue De Comboire 32
38130 Echirolles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Renaut Mosdale (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 419 290
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Duncan Gregory (Prof.)
AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 398 199
Address
Willy-messerschmitt-strasse 1
82024 Taufkirchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Werner Lang (Mr.)
INSTYTUT ENERGETYKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 126 488
Address
Ul. Mory 8
01 330 Warszawa
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Iwona Lyczkowska-Lizer (Ms.)
MCPHY ENERGY
France
EU contribution
€ 488 034
Address
La Riétière -Zone D' Activités
26190 La Motte Fanjas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jean Pascal Bost (Mr.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Josephina Pijls (Ms.)