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Investigations on degradation mechanisms and Definition of protocols for PEM Fuel cells Accelerated Stress Testing

Objective

ID-FAST aims at supporting and promoting the deployment of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC) technologies for automotive applications through the development of Accelerated Stress Tests (AST) together with a methodology allowing durability prediction, thus accelerating the introduction of innovative materials in next generation designs.
The project is founded and focused on two main points: degradation mechanisms understanding and durability prediction improvement via the development and validation of specific ASTs and associated transfer functions.
Degradation investigations will be based on consolidated data (objects with known history and ageing data) from both real systems tested in cars and ID-FAST test program to ensure relevant analysis of failure modes and performance losses together with a mean to validate the developed methodology. Investigation of stressors impact on components degradation and performance losses will give access to the accelerating factor for each single mechanism AST.
Thanks to the expertise of partners, understanding will be ensured by advanced ex-situ and in-situ characterisations to identify and quantify components degradation phenomena, and by modelling and multi-scale simulation tools to investigate the impact of various stressors and to relate causes to performance losses.
Combined AST protocols will be developed and validated with regard to their capability to actually reduce testing time and their relevance assessed by correlation to real world ageing. The methodology developed will allow prediction of stack lifetime and thus will be valuable for the whole automotive fuel cell community.
To achieve its objectives, ID-FAST will benefit from the strong expertise of 8 partners (4 research centres, 1 university, 1 SME and 2 large companies) all along the value chain, and from an Advisory Group gathering industrial companies from components manufacturers to end-users, as well as recognised laboratories from USA and Japan.

Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
Net EU contribution
€ 658 508,75
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
France

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 658 508,75

Participants (8)

POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 425 737,50
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano

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Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 425 737,50
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 452 417,50
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln

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Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Köln, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 452 417,50
ZENTRUM FUR SONNENENERGIE- UND WASSERSTOFF-FORSCHUNG BADEN-WURTTEMBERG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 445 625,00
Address
Meitnerstrasse 1
70563 Stuttgart

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Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 445 625,00
BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 260 172,50
Address
Petuelring 130
80809 Munchen

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Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 260 172,50
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 115 446,25
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 115 446,25
FREUDENBERG PERFORMANCE MATERIALS SE & CO KG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 171 312,50
Address
Hohnerweg 2-4
69469 Weinheim

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Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Rhein-Neckar-Kreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 171 312,50
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.

FREUDENBERG TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION SE & CO. KG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 20 000,00
Address
Hohnerweg 2-4
69469 Weinheim

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Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Rhein-Neckar-Kreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 20 000,00
SYMBIO
France
Net EU contribution
€ 198 975,00
Address
14 Rue Jean Pierre Timbaud
38600 Fontaine

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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
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Rhône-Alpes Isère
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 198 975,00