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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""."
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Coordinator

ALSTOM POWER LTD

Address

St. Leonards Avenue
St17 4lx Stafford

United Kingdom

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 1 535 110

Participants (8)

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GENERAL ELECTRIC (SWITZERLAND) GMBH

Switzerland

DAIMLER AG

Germany

ELVIO ANONYMI ETAIREIA SYSTIMATON PARAGOGIS YDROGONOU KAI ENERGEIAS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 757 327,50

SVEUCILISTE U SPLITU, FAKULTET ELEKTROTEHNIKE, STROJARSTVA I BRODOGRADNJE

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 83 750

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELLA TUSCIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 121 250

STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 186 175,70

NUCELLSYS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 713 122

SINTEF AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 100 211,80

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 671396

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 August 2015

  • End date

    30 April 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.8.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 464 447,25

  • EU contribution

    € 3 496 947

Coordinated by:

ALSTOM POWER LTD

United Kingdom