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Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle System Component Development

Objective

The objective of the project is the research on of low-cost components for fuel cell (FC-) systems and electric drive systems which can be used in future hybridised FC-vehicles (medium term objective) and ICE vehicles. The components will be analysed and tested in two FC-vehicle platforms with different concepts. The project consortium consists of 6 major European car manufacturers, 10 major and smaller suppliers, 6 institutes and 4 universities. The focus of the project is on components which have a high potential of significant cost reduction by decreasing complexity and/or choosing innovative approaches to support a future mass production. In the field of FC-system components the key components which are investigated are innovative air supply based on electrical turbochargers, novel humidification subsystems, new hydrogen sensors and innovative hydrogen injection system components. For the electric drive system we focus on highly integrated drive trains (converters, inverters and electrical motors) and high-energy-density battery systems based on innovative Li-Ion technology which has been developed in EU funded projects (EV-lift, Lionheart). All the component work is accompanied by a sub project which will work on requirements of the vehicles, subsystems and components, standardisation of the components, identification of synergies between components for FC- and ICE Hybrids, safety aspects and a comparative investigation of different electrical storage systems (battery / supercap) and the respective e-storage management. In the system level subproject not only will the components be integrated in the two validator vehicles and tested, but it will also be worked on optimised vehicle control strategies, energy-management and development of modular system control software. The improved system components and subsystems could be used as a basis for future FC- and ICE-vehicles which are planned to be deployed in the HyCOM initiative and the Lighthouse projects.

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-HYDROGEN-1
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Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

DAIMLER AG
Address
Wilhelm-runge-str. 11
Ulm
Germany

Participants (27)

AVL LIST GMBH
Austria
Address
Hans-list-platz 1
Graz
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
Germany
Address
Robert-bosch-platz1
10 60 50 Stuttgart
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
Serrano 117
Madrid
CONTI TEMIC MICROELECTRONIC GMBH
Germany
Address
Sieboldstrasse 19
Nuerrnberg
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SOCIETA' CONSORTILE PER AZIONI
Italy
Address
Strada Torino, 50
Orbassano (To)
ITALIAN NATIONAL AGENCY FOR NEW TECHNOLOGIES, ENERGY AND SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (ENEA)
Italy
Address
Via Aguillarese, 301
S. Maria Di Galeria (Roma)
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Address
Station 17; Bm 3.116
Lausanne
FISCHER AG PRAEZISIONSSPINDELN
Switzerland
Address
Maria Waser Strasse 30
Herzogenbuchsee
FUMA-TECH GESELLSCHAFT FÜR FUNKTIONELLE MEMBRANEN UND ANLAGENTECHNOLOGIE MBH
Germany
Address
Am Grubenstollen 11
1327 St. Ingbert
RHEINISCH-WESTFÄLISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN (RWTH)
Germany
Address
Templergraben 55
Aachen
MAGNA STEYR FAHRZEUGTECHNIK AG & CO KG
Austria
Address
Liebenauer Hauptstrasse 317
Graz
MICROCHEMICAL SYSTEMS SA
Switzerland
Address
Rue De Porcena 15
191 Corcelles
PEUGEOT CITROEN AUTOMOBILES SA
France
Address
Route De Gisy
Vélizy-villacoublay
RIVOIRA S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Durini, 7
Milano
SAFT S.A.
France
Address
12, Rue Sadi Carnot
Bagnolet
SELIN SISTEMI SPA
Italy
Address
Via Chiaravagna, 28
Genova
THIEN EDRIVES GMBH
Austria
Address
Millenium Park,11
Lustenau
NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
Netherlands
Address
Stieltjesweg 1
155 Delft
VOLVO TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
Sweden
Address
Gotaverksgatan 10, (M1.7)
Gothenburg
VOLKSWAGEN AG
Germany
Address
Berliner Ring 2
Wolfsburg
UNIVERSITY OF MARIBOR, FACULTY OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCES
Slovenia
Address
Smetanova 17
Maribor
UNIVERSITÉ MONTPELLIER 2
France
Address
Place E. Bataillon
Montpellier
REGIENOV (RENAULT RECHERCHE INNOVATION ACTING ON BEHALF OF RENAULT AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, IN PARTICULAR RENAULT SPORT AND SOMAC)
France
Address
Quai Alphonse Le Gallo, 13/15
Boulogne Billancourt
FACHHOCHSCHULE ESSLINGEN, HOCHSCHULE FÜR TECHNIK
Germany
Address
Kanalstr. 33
Esslingen
NUCELLSYS GMBH
Germany
Address
Neue Strasse 95
Kirchheim/teck-nabern
FISCHER FORTUNA GMBH
Germany
Address
Gaußstraße 2
Leinfelden-echterdingen
ELDOR CORPORATION S.P.A. CON SOCIO UNICO
Italy
Address
Via Plinio 18
Orsenigo (Co)