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VIRTUAL & physical platform for Fuel Cell System development

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 875087

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2020

  • End date

    31 December 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.6.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 897 806,25

  • EU contribution

    € 1 897 806,25

Coordinated by:

SINTEF AS

Norway

Objective

Fuel cells have promise in transport applications ranging from busses to ocean ships where they are competing will other well-established technologies. As a complicated and disruptive technology, fuel cells require specialised knowledge to integrate into devices and systems. This is a huge barrier to fuel cell use in companies that don't have existing experience with, or confidence in fuel cell technologies. The FC community needs to help system integrators develop and optimise fuel cell battery hybrid systems for varied applications.

The overall vision of this project is to develop a fully open source software-hardware (cyber-physical) tool that can be adopted as a global standard for FC system design. This platform will enable a system integrator at an SME, with limited fuel cell experience, to rapidly design a fuel cell battery hybrid powertrain for their specific application. The platform will make this development as quick as for combustion or battery powertrains and give the integrator confidence that the system will meet their performance, reliability and durability requirements.

This project will bring together a group of experienced fuel cell specialists to develop this platform (SINTEF, BALLARD and UBFC) along with several system integrators or end users of fuel cells who are leading organisations in their specific field, WESTCON (Maritime), BANKE (Heavy Duty Vehicles), VIVARAIL (Rail), SOLARIS (Busses).
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Coordinator

SINTEF AS

Address

Strindvegen 4
7034 Trondheim

Norway

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 685 500

Participants (6)

COMMUNAUTE D' UNIVERSITES ET ETABLISSEMENTS UNIVERSITE BOURGOGNE - FRANCHE - COMTE

France

EU Contribution

€ 451 212,50

BALLARD POWER SYSTEMS EUROPE AS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 495 000

WESTCON POWER AND AUTOMATION AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 67 500

BANKE APS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 60 000

VIVARAIL LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 60 000

SOLARIS BUS & COACH SPOLKA AKCYJNA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 78 593,75

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 875087

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2020

  • End date

    31 December 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.6.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 897 806,25

  • EU contribution

    € 1 897 806,25

Coordinated by:

SINTEF AS

Norway