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Simulation, Statistics and Experiments Coupled to develop Optimized aNd Durable µCHP systems using ACcelerated Tests

Objective

Simulation, Statistics and Experiments Coupled to develop Optimized aNd Durable µCHP systems using ACcelerated Tests.

Second act aims at improving understanding of stack degradation in order to propose solutions enabling significant lifetime improvements for µCHP systems using PEMFC or DMFC technology. Project will be thus founded and focused on two efforts: degradation understanding and durability improvement. These efforts will be oriented towards existing systems available in the project thanks to the involvement of three industry partners willing to enhance lifetime and hence competiveness for market deployment. Degradation investigations will be based on lifetime tests information from existing field tests on these systems for relevant description of failure modes and related performance degradation; from stack and cells specific degradation/durability tests including validated accelerated stress tests emphasizing specific degradation or failure modes in cells and stacks. Understanding will be ensured by using expertise of research groups in different techniques such as: advanced in-situ local measurements to identify heterogeneities and local performance degradation; ex-situ investigations of components to identify mechanisms; statistical analyses to identify the impact of failure modes and to relate causes to performace losses; and modelling to simulate local performance and degradation in unit cell and stack.
Durability improvement will be assessed thanks to the following methodology: exploitation of all degradation investigations for the proposal of components modifications; selection of most relevant solutions related to most critical degradation issues for their evaluation and demonstration of durability improvements; application of validated accelerated tests with improved components in unit cells or stacks tpo demonstrate improvement; and final achievement will be reached with the demonstration of significant measurable improvement at system level.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electrical engineering/power engineering/electric power generation/combined heat and power

Call for proposal

FCH-JU-2013-1
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 570 932,84
Administrative Contact
Valérie Barthel (Mrs.)

Participants (8)

IRD FUEL CELLS A/S
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 165 512,36
Address
Emil Neckelmanns Vej 15A
5220 Fraugde
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Laila Grahl-Madsen (Dr.)
NEDSTACK FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGY BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 294 500
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.)
I.C.I CALDAIE SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 173 480
Address
Via Giovanni Pascoli 38
37059 Campagnola Di Zevio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Matteo Dalla Bona (Mr.)
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 511 398,80
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andrea Casalegno (Dr.)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 311 369
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carolin Dolde (Mrs.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 100 800
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Josephina Pijls (Mrs.)
STIFTELSEN SINTEF
Norway
EU contribution
€ 218 466
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tove Lillian Hønstad (Mrs.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 176 795
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Viktor Hacker (Dr.)