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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.
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Coordinator

FUNDACION AYESA

Address

Marie Curie 2
41092 Sevilla

Spain

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 390 500

Participants (10)

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Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft, Wurzburg

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 325 000

AVL LIST GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 904 775

VOLVO PERSONVAGNAR AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 60 192,50

Powercell Sweden AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 1 354 787,50

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 779 502,50

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 240 125

STEINBEIS INNOVATION GGMBH

Germany

CELEROTON AG

Switzerland

STEINBEIS 2I GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 276 875

CHINA-EURO VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY AKTIEBOLAG

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 662 781,25

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 735969

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2017

  • End date

    31 January 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.6.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 156 288,75

  • EU contribution

    € 4 994 538,75

Coordinated by:

FUNDACION AYESA

Spain