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Future European Fuel Cell Technology: Fit for Automatic Manufacturing and Assembly

Objective

The main target of our work is to industrialise the stack production, to deliver affordable fuel cell systems in larger quantities to saturate the emerging market/demand. Heart of our call is to build a worldwide new and unique machine which allows serially* produce the centrepiece of fuel cell system: the stack.This will revolutionize the way how stacks are produced in future.

The members of the consortium are: a developer and producer of fuel cell systems (Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH), a supplier of MEAs and BiPolar Plates (BPP) (IRD), a supplier of industrial machinery for assembly, handling and testing equipment (AUMANN), two renowned research institutions (Technische Universitat Chemnitz / ALF, Fraunhofer IWU) and a EU project management expert (Uniresearch B.V.) and last but not least, UPS an international transport OEM with its own vehicle production of Light Commercial Vehicles.

The result of our project work can be used for several purposes: Branding, Prototyping and Business development. The stacks can be used outside of automotive industry, because they can be adapted to other applications (such as uninterruptible power sources) by the design of a fuel cell system.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/automotive engineering
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fuel cell
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics
  • /social sciences/sociology/industrial relations/automation

Call for proposal

H2020-JTI-FCH-2016-1
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Funding Scheme

FCH2-RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIRESEARCH BV
Address
Delftechpark 37 J
2628 XJ Delft
Netherlands
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 172 500

Participants (6)

Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 431 880
Address
Benzstrasse 7
82178 Puccheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IRD FUEL CELLS A/S
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 599 666,25
Address
Emil Neckelmanns Vej 15A
5220 Fraugde
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AUMANN LIMBACH-OBERFROHNA GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 199 687,50
Address
An Der Hopfendarre 11
09212 Limbach Oberfrohna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 257 975
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET CHEMNITZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 300 625
Address
Strasse Der Nationen 62
09111 Chemnitz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UPS EUROPE SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 36 851,25
Address
Avenue Ariane 5
1200 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)