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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.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fuel cell
  • /humanities/history and archaeology/history

Call for proposal

H2020-JTI-FCH-2017-1
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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
€ 658 508,75

Participants (7)

POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 425 737,50
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 452 417,50
Address
Linder Hoehe
51147 Koeln
Activity type
Research Organisations
ZENTRUM FUR SONNENENERGIE- UND WASSERSTOFF-FORSCHUNG BADEN-WURTTEMBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 445 625
Address
Meitnerstrasse 1
70563 Stuttgart
Activity type
Research Organisations
BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 260 172,50
Address
Petuelring 130
80809 Muenchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 115 446,25
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
FREUDENBERG PERFORMANCE MATERIALS SE & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 191 312,50
Address
Hohnerweg 2-4
69469 Weinheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SYMBIO
France
EU contribution
€ 198 975
Address
14 Rue Jean Pierre Timbaud
38600 Fontaine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)