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Bridging Models at Different Scales To Design New Generation Fuel Cells for Electrified Mobility

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€0
EU Contribution
€3 505 345
Project website
Project Acronym
BLESSED
STRIA Roadmaps
Transport electrification (ELT)
Transport mode
Road icon
Transport policies
Environmental/Emissions aspects
Transport sectors
Passenger transport

Overview

Call for proposal
HORIZON-MSCA-2021-DN-01
Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

To achieve the goals of the European Green Deal on climate neutrality, a 90% reduction in transport emissions is needed by 2050. The automotive industry urgently needs to accelerate the introduction of alternative powertrains for electrified vehicles. Hydrogen-powered Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells (PEMFCs) are carbon-free power devices that meet these goals in both mobile and stationary applications.

Objectives

BLESSED aims at revolutionising the design process of next generation PEMFCs, to improve efficiency, durability and affordability for widespread use, with direct implications in clean energy and sustainable industry/mobility. BLESSED will train 15 Doctoral Candidates (DCs) to solve Multi-Scale (MS) engineering challenges, from the electrons up to the device level, through a unique combination of multi-disciplinary computational methods with Machine Learning (ML) to bridge each length scale’s highly accurate model to adjacent scales. Then, a top-down length scale approach will be followed to optimise PEMFC and its components. .

Methodology

To this end, the 15 DCs will synergistically develop a unique MS computational framework for the all-scale PEMFC analysis/design, assisted by ML tools. This will allow the simultaneous consideration of complex physico-chemical phenomena occurring at all length scales, such as catalytically-assisted chemical reactions, contact of rough surfaces, mechanical/chemical degradation of membranes, fluid flows in porous media etc., at affordable computational cost. The proposed ID-network brings together world-class academic expertise on numerical modelling and simulation in electrochemistry, reacting flows, fluid mechanics, materials, optimisation methods and ML, with industrial developers. With a strong focus on industrial applications, BLESSED will develop methodologies and tools to exceed state-of-the-art in PEMFCs by minimising the Platinum group metal content and corrosion while maximising mass transport and electrical conductivity

Funding

Specific funding programme
HORIZON.1.2 - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)
Other Programme
HORIZON-MSCA-2021-DN-01-01 MSCA Doctoral Networks 2021

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
TOYOTA MOTOR EUROPE NV
Address
BOURGETLAAN 60, 1140 BRUSSEL, Belgium
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€525 240
Partner Organisations
Organisation
Technische Universitaet Wien
Address
Karlsplatz 13, 1040 Wien, Austria
EU Contribution
€135 166
Organisation
MATGENIX
Address
RUE ARMAND BURY(GOZ) 185, 6534 Thuin, Belgium
EU Contribution
€131 310
Organisation
ETHNICON METSOVION POLYTECHNION
Address
HEROON POLYTECHNIOU 9 ZOGRAPHOU CAMPUS, 157 80 ATHINA, Greece
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€120 049
Organisation
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Address
HANSASTRASSE 27C, 80686 MUNCHEN, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€130 270
Organisation
ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG
Address
FAHNENBERGPLATZ, 79098 FREIBURG, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€130 270
Organisation
SCUOLA INTERNAZIONALE SUPERIORE DI STUDI AVANZATI DI TRIESTE
Address
VIA BONOMEA 265, 34136 Trieste, Italy
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€129 719
Organisation
Ac2T Research Gmbh
Address
VIKTOR KAPLAN STRASSE 2, 2700 WIENER NEUSTADT, Austria
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€135 166
Organisation
PANEPISTIMIO KRITIS
Address
UNIVERSITY CAMPUS GALLOS, 74100 RETHIMNO, Greece
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€240 098
Organisation
INSTITUT TEHNICKIH NAUKA SRPSKE AKADEMIJE NAUKA I UMETNOSTI - INSTITUTE OF TECHNICAL SCIENCES OF THE SERBIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES AND ARTS
Address
ULICA KNEZ MIHAILOVA 35, 11000 BELGRADE, Serbia
EU Contribution
€105 422
Organisation
SOFTWARE COMPETENCE CENTER HAGENBERG GMBH
Address
SOFTWAREPARK 32 A, 4232 HAGENBERG, Austria
EU Contribution
€135 166
Organisation
SIMUNE ATOMISTICS SL
Address
AVENIDA DE TOLOSA 76, 20018 DONOSTIA SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain
EU Contribution
€125 986
Organisation
AVL LIST GMBH
Address
HANS-LIST-PLATZ 1, 8020 GRAZ, Austria
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€405 497
Organisation
ASOUTI V & SIA OE
Address
MAKRAS STOAS 3, 185 31 PIRAEUS, Greece
EU Contribution
€120 049
Organisation
FREUDENBERG TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION SE & CO. KG
Address
HOHNERWEG 2-4, 69469 WEINHEIM, Germany
EU Contribution
€390 809
Organisation
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Address
RUE MICHEL ANGE 3, 75794 PARIS, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€424 040
Organisation
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Address
KONGRESNI TRG 12, 1000 LJUBLJANA, Slovenia
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€121 090

Technologies

Technology Theme
Fuel cells and hydrogen fuel
Technology
Development of new Fuel Cells and Hydrogen (FCH) technologies
Development phase
Research/Invention

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