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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""."

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fuel cell
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electrical engineering/power engineering/electric power generation/combined heat and power

Call for proposal

H2020-JTI-FCH-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

FCH2-RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ALSTOM POWER LTD
Address
Newbold Road
CV21 2NH Rugby
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 535 110

Participants (8)

GENERAL ELECTRIC (SWITZERLAND) GMBH

Participation ended

Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Brown Boveri Strasse 7
5401 Baden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DAIMLER AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Mercedesstrasse 137
70327 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ELVIO ANONYMI ETAIREIA SYSTIMATON PARAGOGIS YDROGONOU KAI ENERGEIAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 757 327,50
Address
Peo Patron Athinon 10
265 00 Rio Patra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SVEUCILISTE U SPLITU, FAKULTET ELEKTROTEHNIKE, STROJARSTVA I BRODOGRADNJE
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 83 750
Address
Ulica Rudjera Boskovica 32
21000 Split
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELLA TUSCIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 121 250
Address
Via S Maria In Gradi 4
01100 Viterbo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Participation ended

Norway
EU contribution
€ 186 175,70
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
Mercedes-Benz Fuel Cell GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 713 122
Address
Neue Strasse 95
73230 Kirchheim Unter Teck
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SINTEF AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 100 211,80
Address
Strindvegen 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations