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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
€ 815 730,00
Address
Rue D'arlon 80
1040 Brussels
Belgium

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 815 730,00

Participants (9)

ELEMENT ENERGY LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 324 388,75
Address
Suite 1 Bishop Bateman Court Thompson's Lane
CB5 8AQ Cambridge

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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
East of England East Anglia Cambridgeshire CC
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 324 388,75
BOSCH THERMOTECHNIK GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 7 400 000,00
Address
Sophienstrasse 30-32
35576 Wetzlar

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Region
Gießen Lahn-Dill-Kreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 7 400 000,00
SOLIDPOWER SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 3 721 155,42
Address
Viale Trento 115/117
38017 Mezzolombardo Tn

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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
Nord-Est Provincia Autonoma di Trento Trento
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 3 721 155,42
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
€ 5 928 844,58
Address
Borsigstrasse 80
52525 Heinsberg

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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
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Heinsberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 5 928 844,58
VAILLANT GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 8 259 414,00
Address
Berghauser Strasse 40
42859 Remscheid

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf Remscheid, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 8 259 414,00
VIESSMANN WERKE GMBH & CO KG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 7 250 000,00
Address
Viessmannstrasse 1
35108 Allendorf

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Region
Kassel Waldeck-Frankenberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 7 250 000,00
EWE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Tirpitzstrasse 39
26122 Oldenburg

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Region
Niedersachsen Weser-Ems Oldenburg (Oldenburg), Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 233 220,00
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby

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Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Københavns omegn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 233 220,00
BDR THERMEA GROUP BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Kanaal Zuid 106
7332 BD Apeldoorn

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00