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Fuel cell power trains and clustering in heavy-duty transports

Objective

The FELICITAS consortium proposes an Integrated Project to develop fuel cell (FC) drive trains fuelled with both hydrocarbons and hydrogen. The proposed development work focuses on producing FC systems capable of meeting the exacting demands of heavy-duty transport for road, rail and marine applications. These systems will be: - Highly efficient, above 60% - Power dense, - Powerful units of 200kW plus, - Durable, robust and reliable. Two of the FC technologies most suitable for heavy-duty transport applications are Polymer Electrolyte FuelCells (PEFC) and Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC). Currently neither technology is capable of meeting the wideranging needs of heavy-duty transport either because of low efficiencies, PEFC, or poor transient performance,SOFC. FELICITAS proposes the development of high power Fuel Cell Clusters (FCC) that group FC systems with other technologies, including batteries, thermal energy and energy recuperation.The FELICITAS consortium will first undertake the definition of the requirements on FC power trains for the different heavy-duty transport modes. This will lead to the development of FC power train concepts, which through the use of advanced multiple simulations, will undertake evaluations of technical parameters, reliability and life cycle costs. Alongside the development of appropriate FC power trains the consortium will undertake fundamental research to adapt and improve existing FC and other technologies, including gas turbines, diesel reforming and sensor systems for their successful deployment in the demanding heavy-duty transport modes. This research work will combine with the FC power trains design and simulation work to provide improved components and systems, together with prototypes and field testing where appropriate.The FELICITAS consortium approach will substantially improve European FC and associated technology knowledae and know-how in the field of heavv-duty transport.

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-TRANSPORT-3
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Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27 C
München
Germany

Participants (14)

AVL LIST GMBH
Austria
Address
Hans-list-platz 1
Graz
NUCELLSYS GMBH
Germany
Address
Neue Strasse 95
Kirchheim Teck - Nabern
CCM CENTRE FOR CONCEPTS IN MECHATRONICS B.V.
Netherlands
Address
De Pinckart 24
Nl-5674 Cc Nuenen
GRAZ UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY / INSTITUTE FOR CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY OF INORGANIC MATERIALS
Austria
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
Graz
FR. LÜRSSEN WERFT (GMBH & CO.KG)
Germany
Address
Zum Alten Speicher 11
Bremen
HOCHSCHULE FUER ANGEWANDTE WISSENSCHAFTEN HAMBURG - HAMBURG UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES
Germany
Address
Berliner Tor 21
Hamburg
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
Address
South Kesington Campus
London
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
9, Heroon Polytechneioy
64069 Athens
ROLLS-ROYCE MARINE ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Moor Lane
Derby
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE SUR LES TRANSPORTS ET LEUR SÉCURITÉ
France
Address
2,Av. Du Géneral Malleret - Joinville
Arcueil
UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY OF BELFORT - MONTBELIARD
France
Address
Rue Thierry Mieg
Belfort Cedex
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
Address
Den Dolech 2, 5612 Az
513 Eindhoven
UNIVERSITÀ DI GENOVA, DIPARTIMENTO DI MACCHINE SISTEMI ENERGETICI E TRASPORTI
Italy
Address
Via Balbi 5
Genova
CZECH RAILWAYS - RAILWAY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Czechia
Address
Novodvorska 1698
Praha 4 - Braník