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High powEr density FC System for Aerial Passenger VEhicle fueled by liquid HydrogeN

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Status
Ongoing
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€4 600 882
EU Contribution
€3 995 305
Project Acronym
HEAVEN
STRIA Roadmaps
Transport electrification (ELT)
Vehicle design and manufacturing (VDM)
Low-emission alternative energy for transport (ALT)
Transport mode
Airborne icon
Transport policies
Decarbonisation
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport

Overview

Call for proposal
H2020-JTI-FCH-2018-1
Link to CORDIS
Objectives

The main goal of HEAVEN project is to design, develop and integrate a powertrain based on high power fuel cell and cryogenic technology into an existing 2-4 seats aircraft for testing in flight operation. Specifically, the project proposes to design a modular architecture with modular systems that can be scale-up to other sizes of aircrafts and UAV applications. The design methodology is complemented with safety and regulation analysis. Regarding the fuel cell technology, two high power PEM fuel cell systems of 45 kW based on metallic bipolar plates will be adapted for aircraft applications and integrated with optimized balance of plant components to obtain an enhanced 90kW fuel cell system able to propel without support of a battery the aircraft operating modes.

The hydrogen storage will be based on cryogenic technology successfully applied in previous space applications in order to achieve a gravimetric index of about 15% for a hydrogen payload between 10 and 25 kg that provides an autonomy range to the demonstrator of 5-8 hours. Moreover, HEAVEN project will leverage existing drivetrain components and an aircraft demonstrator in order to achieve an overall and successful TRL6 at the end of the project. The technology developments will be enriched with economic and business assessments during the execution of the project. Thus, HEAVEN will produce estimations of a total cost of ownership for the entire life cycle of the technology and business plan for the deployment of the technology in different aeronautics applications.

Finally, HEAVEN consortium comprises large companies, SMEs and well-known research centre with a strong experience and knowledge in fuel cell technology development for aeronautic applications that is supported with the participation in previous relevant H2020 projects and national projects.

Funding

Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
European Commission
Type of funding
Public (EU)
Specific funding programme
H2020-EU.3.4.6.1.
Other Programme
FCH-01-4-2018 Fuel cell systems for the propulsion of aerial passenger vehicle

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
Fundacion Ayesa
Address
MARIE CURIE 2, 41092 Sevilla, Spain
EU Contribution
€281 250
Partner Organisations
Organisation
Deutsches Zentrum Fr Luft Und Raumfahrt E.v
Address
Linder Hoehe, 51147 KOELN, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€953 900
Organisation
H2Fly Gmbh
Address
REINSBURGSTRASSE 109 A, 70197 STUTTGART, Germany
EU Contribution
€137 955
Organisation
Air Liquide Advanced Technologies Sa
Address
QUAI d'ORSAY 75, 75007 PARIS, France
EU Contribution
€1 400 000
Organisation
Pipistrel Doo Podjetje Za Proizvodnjo Zracnih Plovil
Address
GORISKA CESTA 50A, 5270 AJDOVSCINA, Slovenia
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€543 125
Organisation
Elringklinger Ag
Address
MAX EYTH STRASSE 2, 72581 DETTINGEN AN DER ERMS, Germany
EU Contribution
€679 075

Technologies

Technology Theme
Alternative fuels
Technology
Alternative aviation fuels
TRL
TRL 6
Development phase
Demonstration/prototyping/Pilot Production

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