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MAnufacTuring Improved Stack with textured Surface Electrodes for Stationary and CHP applications

Objective

MATISSE is a 36-month project targeting to the delivery of PEMFC advanced cells and stacks for stationary applications. The project methodology will include assessment of stack incremented with new materials and processes developed during the project. The project will address three stack designs for each of the stationary conditions of operation of the fuel cell i.e. H2/O2, H2/air and reformate H2/air. MATISSE intends to achieve some objectives in term of stack robustness, lifetime, performance and cost. For this purpose, advanced materials solutions will be performed and validated as proof of concept for the manufacturability of cell and stack. New textured X-Y gradient electrodes will be optimized and manufactured taking into account the localized current density of electrode inside the cell during operation. Some localized areas of catalyst loading will be defined following the risk of electrode flooding part or of membrane drying. The new MEA should lead to an increase of durability of stack and reduction of degradation phenomenon. The manufacturability of cells and stack will be demonstrated with the electrode manufacturing using a continuous screen printing process and by the automatization of the membrane electrodes assembly step. Moreover, an automatized robot will be used to proceed at stack assembly allowing reaching a better mechanical stability under pressure and a better alignment of components. This work will allow reducing the cost so as to meet the market target allowing a large deployment of stationary PEMFC system. The technical-economic cost assessment will be carried out during the project in order to confirm the progression of MATISSE stack technology toward the objectives. MATISSE consortium is based on 3 industrial partners recognized at the international level for their activities in stationary application. 2 RTO centres play part in the project to develop and assess new innovative solutions on LT-PEMFC MEA and stacks technology.

Call for proposal

FCH-JU-2013-1
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Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
France

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sylvie Escribano (Ms.)
EU contribution
€ 597 736

Participants (4)

ZENTRUM FUR SONNENENERGIE- UND WASSERSTOFF-FORSCHUNG BADEN-WURTTEMBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 276 400
Address
Meitnerstrasse 1
70563 Stuttgart

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Friedel Franz Oster (Dr.)
NEDSTACK FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGY BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 277 110
Address
Westervoortsedijk 73 Gebouw 533
6827 AV Arnhem

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lute Huiting (Mr.)
INHOUSE ENGINEERING GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 274 871
Address
Kopenicker Strasse 325 Haus 41
12555 Berlin

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christoph Hildebrandt (Mr.)
AREVA STOCKAGE D'ENERGIE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 258 600
Address
Bâtiment Jules Verne, Domaine Du Petit Arbois
13545 Aix-en-provence

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Florent Beille (Mr.)