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INNovative Cost Improvements for BALANCE of Plant Components of Automotive PEMFC Systems

Objective

The aim of INN-BALANCE is to develop a novel and integrated development platform for developing advanced Balance of Plant components in current fuel cell based vehicles, in order to improve their efficiency and reliability, reducing costs and presenting a stable supply chain to the European car manufacturers and system integrators. Accordingly, INN-BALANCE technical objectives are (i) to develop highly efficient and reliable fuel cell BoP components; (ii) to reduce costs of current market products in fuel cell systems; (iii) to achieve high technology readiness levels (TRL7 or higher) in all the tackled developments; and (iv) to improve and tailor development tools for design, modelling and testing innovative components in fuel cell based vehicles. To this end, a European Consortium composed by major automotive companies, consulting groups, research institutes and universities was established. INN-BALANCE will be focused on four main general topics; first of all on new components developments, addressing the latest changes and trends in fuel cells vehicles technology, from new air turbo-compressor, anode recirculation/injection module and advanced control/diagnosis devices to new concepts of thermal management and anti-freeze units based on standard automotive components; secondly, on the vehicle integration and validation of the components in a TRL7 platform placed at a well-known car manufacturing platform; thirdly, providing innovative and cost optimized manufacturing processes especially developed for automotive BoP components; finally, on the results dissemination and exploitation, new technology broadcasting and public awareness of new, low-cost and reliable clean energy solutions in Europe bringing at the same time highly qualified new job opportunities.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fuel cell

Call for proposal

H2020-JTI-FCH-2016-1
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Funding Scheme

FCH2-RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

FUNDACION AYESA
Address
Marie Curie 2
41092 Sevilla
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 390 500

Participants (10)

Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft, Wurzburg
Germany
EU contribution
€ 325 000
Address
Ohmstrasse 2A
97076 Wurzburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AVL LIST GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 904 775
Address
Hans-list-platz 1
8020 Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VOLVO PERSONVAGNAR AB

Participation ended

Sweden
EU contribution
€ 60 192,50
Address
Avd 50090 Hb3s
405 31 Goteborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Powercell Sweden AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 1 354 787,50
Address
Ruskvadersgatan 12
418 34 Goteborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 779 502,50
Address
Linder Hoehe
51147 Koeln
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 240 125
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STEINBEIS INNOVATION GGMBH

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Willi Bleicher Strasse 19
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Research Organisations
CELEROTON AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Industriestrasse 22
8604 Volketswil
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STEINBEIS 2I GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 276 875
Address
Kienestrasse 35
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CHINA-EURO VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY AKTIEBOLAG
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 662 781,25
Address
Therese Svenssons Gata 7
417 55 Goteborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)