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DIGItal MAterials CharacterisatioN proof-of-process auto assembly

Objective

The project’s proposition and charter is to advance (MRL4 > MRL6) the critical steps of the PEM fuel cell assembly processes and associated in-line QC & end-of-line test / handover strategies and to demonstrate a route to automated volume process production capability within an automotive best practice context e.g. cycle time optimization and line-balancing, cost reduction and embedded / digitized quality control. The project will include characterization and digital codification of physical attributes of key materials (e.g. GDLs) to establish yield impacting digital cause and effects relationships within the value chain, from raw material supply / conversion / assembly through to in-service data analytics, aligning with evolving Industry 4.0 standards for data gathering / security, and line up-time, productivity monitoring. The expected outcome will be a blueprint for beyond current state automotive PEM fuel cell manufacturing capability in Europe.

The project will exploit existing EU fuel cell and manufacturing competences and skill sets to enhance EU employment opportunities and competitiveness while supporting CO2 reduction and emissions reduction targets across the transport low emission vehicle sector with increased security of fuel supply (by utilizing locally produced Hydrogen).

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/employment
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fuel cell
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data analysis
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics/productivity

Call for proposal

H2020-JTI-FCH-2016-1
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Funding Scheme

FCH2-RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 649 076,25

Participants (5)

TOYOTA MOTOR EUROPE NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 102 500
Address
Bourgetlaan 60
1140 Brussel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FREUDENBERG PERFORMANCE MATERIALS SE & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 500 625
Address
Hohnerweg 2-4
69469 Weinheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 560 230
Address
Kirby Corner Road - University House
CV4 8UW Coventry
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INTELLIGENT ENERGY LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 608 332,87
Address
Ashby Road Holywell Park Charnwood Building
LE11 3GB Loughborough
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PRETEXO
France
EU contribution
€ 66 200,88
Address
58 Avenue D'occitanie Bat J2 Apt 193
34090 Montpellier
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)