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Pathway to a Competitive European FC mCHP market

Objective

PACE is a major initiative aimed at ensuring the European mCHP sector makes the next move to mass market commercialisation. The project will deploy a total of 2,650 new fuel cell microCHP units with real customers and monitor them for an extended period. This will:
- Enable fuel cell mCHP manufacturers to scale up production, using new series techniques, and increased automation. By 2018, four leading European manufacturers (Bosch, SOLIDpower, Vaillant and Viessmann) will have installed capacity for production of over 1,000 units/year (each will install over 500 units in PACE). These production lines will test the manufacturing techniques which will allow for mass market scale up and the reductions in unit cost which will come from associated economies of scale.
- Allow the deployment of new innovations in fuel cell microCHP products, which reduce unit cost by over 30%, increase stack lifetime to over 10 years (by end of the project) and improve the electrical efficiency of all units.
- Create a large dataset of the performance of the units, which will demonstrate the readiness of fuel cell mCHP as a mass market product. This will prove that fuel cell mCHP can be a leading contributor to reducing primary energy consumption and GHG emissions across Europe.
- Allow the units in the trial to be pooled in a large scale test of the concept of aggregating and controlling the output from mCHP to act as a virtual power plant. This will be achieved in a project run by EWE on a section of the German grid earmarked for smart grid trials.
- Act as the basis for an effort to standardise mCHP products in Europe, helping create a more efficient market for both installers and component suppliers.

The project will provide an evidence base which will be used in a dissemination campaign targeting policy makers (who can provide supportive policies for the next wave of mCHP roll-out) and increasing awareness of the technology within the domestic heating sector (main route to market).

Call for proposal

H2020-JTI-FCH-2015

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Sub call

H2020-JTI-FCH-2015-1

Coordinator

THE EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE PROMOTION OF COGENERATION VZW
Net EU contribution
€ 1 204 284,62
Address
Kunstlaan 3/4/5
1210 Brussels
Belgium
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,51
Region
Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest
 

Participants (22)

ELEMENT ENERGY LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 267 579,84
SME

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

Yes
Address
Suite 1 Bishop Bateman Court Thompson's Lane
CB5 8AQ Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 114 677,07
Region
East of England East Anglia Cambridgeshire CC
BOSCH THERMOTECHNIK GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 1 100 000,00
Address
Sophienstrasse 30-32
35576 Wetzlar
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 4 478 023,75
SOLIDPOWER SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 3 743 495,42
SME

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

Yes
Address
Viale Trento 115/117
38017 Mezzolombardo Tn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 3 057 460,83
Region
Nord-Est Provincia Autonoma di Trento Trento
 
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.

SOLIDPOWER GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 7 928 844,58
SME

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

Yes
Address
Borsigstrasse 80
52525 Heinsberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 15 899 522,42
Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Heinsberg
 
VAILLANT GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Berghauser Strasse 40
42859 Remscheid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf Remscheid, Kreisfreie Stadt
VIESSMANN WERKE GMBH & CO KG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 4 206 838,67
Address
Viessmannstrasse 1
35108 Allendorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 9 177 161,33
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.

VIESSMANN ELEKTRONIK GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 271 592,87
Address
Beetwiese 2
35108 Allendorf, Eder
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 591 782,13
Region
Kassel Waldeck-Frankenberg
 
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.

VIESSMANN WERKE ALLENDORF GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 722 963,15
Address
Viessmannstrasse 1
35108 Allendorf (Eder)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 1 575 286,85
Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
 
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.

HEXIS AG

Participation ended

Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 2 048 605,31
SME

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

Yes
Address
Zum Park 5
8404 Winterthur
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 4 463 769,69
Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
 
EWE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Participation ended

Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Tirpitzstrasse 39
26122 Oldenburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Niedersachsen Weser-Ems Oldenburg (Oldenburg), Kreisfreie Stadt
 
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 253 220,00
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SUNFIRE GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 1 868 972,00
SME

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

Yes
Address
Gasanstaltstrasse 2
01237 Dresden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 1 608 639,25
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.

SUNFIRE FUEL CELLS GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 3 743 313,00
SME

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

Yes
Address
Lindenstrasse 45
17033 Neubrandenburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 3 021 699,50
Region
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Mecklenburgische Seenplatte
 
BDR THERMEA GROUP BV

Participation ended

Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 1 722 421,17
Address
Kanaal Zuid 106
7332 BD Apeldoorn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 738 180,51
Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
 
SENERTEC KRAFT-WARME ENERGIESYSTEMEGMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 3 832 708,83
Address
Carl Zeiss Strasse 18
97424 Schweinfurt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 4 830 136,10
Region
Bayern Unterfranken Schweinfurt, Kreisfreie Stadt
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.

REMEHA BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 41 915,00
Address
Kanaal Zuid 110
7332 BD Apeldoorn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 60 100,00
Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
 
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.

BDR THERMEA GROUP BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 8 750,00
Address
Kanaal Zuid 106
7332 BD Apeldoorn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 3 750,00
Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
 
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.

REMEHA GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 110 522,00
Address
Rheiner Str 151
48282 Emsdetten
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 139 284,25
Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Münster Steinfurt
 
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.

REMEHA NV
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 51 232,00
Address
Koralenhoeve 10
2160 Wommelgem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 64 564,88
Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Antwerpen Arr. Antwerpen
 
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.

BAXI INNOTECH GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 532 451,00
Address
Ausschlager Elbdeich 127
20539 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 671 017,75
FACHHOCHSCHULE ZENTRALSCHWEIZ - HOCHSCHULE LUZERN
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 192 937,50
Address
Werftestrasse 4
6002 Luzern
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zentralschweiz Luzern
ELEMENT ENERGY
France
Net EU contribution
€ 80 105,79
Address
14 Rue Du Vieux Faubourg
59042 Lille
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 34 331,05
Region
Hauts-de-France Nord-Pas de Calais Nord