Future European Fuel Cell Technology: Fit for Automatic Manufacturing and Assembly
The main target of our work is to industrialise the stack production, to deliver affordable fuel cell systems in larger quantities to meet the emerging market demand. At the heart of our call is to build a worldwide new and unique machine which enables serially* produce the centrepiece of fuel cell system: the stack. This will revolutionize how stacks are produced in future.
The result of our project work can be used for several purposes: Branding, Prototyping and Business development. The stacks can be used outside of automotive industry, because they can be adapted to other applications (such as uninterruptible power sources) by the design of a fuel cell system.
The members of the consortium are: a developer and producer of fuel cell systems (Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH), a supplier of MEAs and BiPolar Plates (BPP) (EWII), a supplier of industrial machinery for assembly, handling and testing equipment (USK Karl UTZ Sondermaschinen GmbH), two renowned research institutions (Technische Universitat Chemnitz / ALF, Fraunhofer IWU) and a EU project management expert (Uniresearch B.V.) and last but not least, UPS an international transport OEM with its own vehicle production of Light Commercial Vehicles.