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Fuel Cell Coupled Solid State Hydrogen Storage Tank

Objective

The main objective of SSH2S is to develop a full tank-FC integrated system according to the requirements of the call and to demonstrate its application on a real system. A new class of material for hydrogen storage (i.e. MM'(BH4)n mixed boroydrides) as well as an allready known system (Li-Mg-N-H) will be explored. A new concept of solid state hydrogen tank (i.e. combination of two materials) will be investigated. The application of hydrogen tank on real system will be experimented with a 1 kW prototype on High Temperature Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (HTPEM) fuel cells. On the basis of the results obtained in the first part of the project, a ON/OFF milestone will be considered. If suitable performances will be obtained for the prototype integrated system, a scale up of the tank will be applied to a 5 kW APU.
The final goal is to clearly demonstrate the applicability of the proposed integrated system in real applications. This final step in the project will allow a critical analysis of the system cost.
For this goal, a consortium has been developed with the following expertises:
• Materials development, synthesis and characterisation: UNITO, IFE, KIT, JRC
• Tank design and production: DLR, TD, KIT, UNITO, JRC
• Tank-FC integration and demonstration: DLR, TD, SER, CRF, UNITO
The consortium is well balanced among research centres, for basic materials research and modelling, and industries, for system development and test. All research centres are members of N.ERGHY and one industry is member of the IG of the FCH-JU. Two industries are SME.

Call for proposal

FCH-JU-2009-1
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO
Address
Via Giuseppe Verdi 8
10124 Torino
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 429 873
Administrative Contact
Marcello Baricco (Prof.)

Participants (7)

INSTITUTT FOR ENERGITEKNIKK
Norway
EU contribution
€ 241 398
Address
Instituttveien 18
2027 Kjeller
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Knut Michaelsen (Mr.)
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 228 204
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Natascha Wallburg (Ms.)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 302 808
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carolin Dolde (Ms.)
TECNODELTA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 59 009
Address
Via Francesco Parigi 5/H
10034 Chivasso
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carlo Luetto (Mr.)
SERENERGY AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 189 346
Address
Lyngvej 8
9000 Aalborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mads Bang (Dr.)
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 145 047
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maria Onida (Dr.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Josephina Pijls (Ms.)