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Automotive pemfc Range extender with high TEMperature Improved meas and Stacks

Objective

ARTEMIS is a collaborative project whose aim is to develop new high temperature PEMFC MEAs for operation up to at least 130 °C, and preferably 150 to 180 °C, and their validation in a stack for automotive application as a range extender.
There is increasing industrial interest in developing HT-PEMFC systems in conjunction with Diesel or methanol-reformer to continuously charge batteries onboard of automotive vehicles, thus extending the range to several hundred kilometers, using the existing infrastructure for hydrocarbon fuels. HT-PEMFC systems are being developed commercially for backup-systems in remote areas or developing countries where a long operation time is required when the grid fails. Hydrogen supply for those applications is, in the present infrastructure scenario, rather difficult and expensive, leading to the combination of reformers with HT-PEMFC as an attractive option.
High temperature fuel cells offer advantages for the overall system. HT-PEM fuel cells require less balance of plant components and thus have reduced ancillary loads, and they offer high tolerance to CO and other pollutants, meaning that either lower quality hydrogen can be used on an onboard reformer integrated to use readily available hydrocarbon fuels (gasoline or diesel in the case of range extender to an ICE, or others, bioethanol for example in the case of a range extender to a battery).
The purpose of ARTEMIS is to develop and optimise alternative materials for a new generation of European MEAs which could be integrated into a 3 kWe high temperature PEMFC stack, while reducing cost and increasing durability. The MEAs will be based on new and alternative polybenzimidazole type membranes and improved catalytic layers providing low catalyst loading and high efficiency at high temperature as well as a high tolerance to pollutants. The MEAs should offer long and stable properties under various conditions of operation relevant to the range extender application.

Call for proposal

FCH-JU-2011-1
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Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 412 729
Administrative Contact
Jocelyn Mere (Mr.)

Participants (5)

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 463 416
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Yves Hussenot (Mr.)
NEDSTACK FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGY BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 363 654
Address
Westervoortsedijk 73 Gebouw 533
6827 AV Arnhem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lute Huiting (Mr.)
FUNDACION CIDETEC
Spain
EU contribution
€ 209 086
Address
Paseo Miramon 196 Parque Tecnologico De Miramon
20014 San Sebastian
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jon Lacunza (Mr.)
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 59 377,40
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maria Onida (Dr.)
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 239 621,60
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pietro Asinari (Prof.)