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AUTomotive deRivative Energy system

Objective

"The overall aim is to create the foundations for commercializing an automotive derivative fuel cell system in the 50 to 100 kW range, for combined heat and power (CHP) applications in commercial and industrial buildings. More specifically, the project has the following objectives:
• develop system components allowing reduced costs, increased durability and efficiency
• build and validate a first 50 kW PEM prototype CHP system
• create the required value chain from automotive manufacturers to stationary energy end-users
Mass-market production of fuel cells will be a strong factor in reducing first costs. In this respect, joining the forces of two non-competing sectors (automotive and stationary) will bring benefits to both, to increase production volume and ultimately reduce costs to make fuel cells competitive. As a consequence, the project partners have identified a PEM fuel cell based CHP concept to address the stationary power market, primarily for commercial and industrial buildings requiring an installed capacity from about 50 kWe to some hundreds of kWe. The main components of the system have been validated to at least laboratory scale (TRL>4). As a part of the present AutoRE proposal, the overall system will be demonstrated and further validated to increase the technology readiness level to TRL5. In addition, innovative solutions will be demonstrated to continuously improve performance and reduce costs and complexity. The project consortium reflects the full value chain of the fuel cell CHP system which will enhance significantly the route to market for the system/technology.

The proposal relates to FCH-02.5-2014: Innovative fuel cell systems at intermediate power range for distributed combined heat and power generation, and it addresses the main specific challenges and scope laid down in the FCH JU AWP2014 to “develop, manufacturing and validation of a new generation of fuel cell systems with properties that significantly improve competitiveness""."

Coordinator

ALSTOM POWER LTD
Net EU contribution
€ 1 535 110,00
Address
St. Leonards Avenue
ST17 4LX Stafford
United Kingdom

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (9)

GENERAL ELECTRIC (SWITZERLAND) GMBH

Participation ended

Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Brown Boveri Strasse 7
5401 Baden

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Nordwestschweiz Aargau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 967 500,00
MERCEDES-BENZ GROUP AG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Mercedesstrasse 120
70372 Stuttgart

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

Mercedes-Benz Fuel Cell GmbH

Participation ended

Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Neue Strasse 95
73230 Kirchheim Unter Teck

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Esslingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ELVIO ANONYMI ETAIREIA SYSTIMATON PARAGOGIS YDROGONOU KAI ENERGEIAS
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 757 327,50
Address
Peo Patron Athinon 10
265 00 Rio Patra

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Αχαΐα Δυτική Ελλάδα Κεντρική Ελλάδα
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SVEUCILISTE U SPLITU, FAKULTET ELEKTROTEHNIKE, STROJARSTVA I BRODOGRADNJE
Croatia
Net EU contribution
€ 83 750,00
Address
Ulica Rudjera Boskovica 32
21000 Split

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Region
Hrvatska Jadranska Hrvatska Splitsko-dalmatinska županija
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELLA TUSCIA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 121 250,00
Address
Via S Maria In Gradi 4
01100 Viterbo

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Viterbo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Participation ended

Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 186 175,70
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim

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Region
Norge Trøndelag Trøndelag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Mercedes-Benz Fuel Cell GmbH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 713 122,00
Address
Neue Strasse 95
73230 Kirchheim Unter Teck

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Esslingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,25
SINTEF AS
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 100 211,80
Address
Strindvegen 4
7034 Trondheim

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Region
Norge Trøndelag Trøndelag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00