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VIRTUAL & physical platform for Fuel Cell System development

VIRTUAL-FCS

VIRTUAL & physical platform for Fuel Cell System development

Call for proposal: 
H2020-JTI-FCH-2019-1
Link to CORDIS:
Objectives: 

Fuel cells have promise in transport applications ranging from busses to ocean ships where they are competing will other well-established technologies. As a complicated and disruptive technology, fuel cells require specialised knowledge to integrate into devices and systems. This is a huge barrier to fuel cell use in companies that don't have existing experience with, or confidence in fuel cell technologies. The FC community needs to help system integrators develop and optimise fuel cell battery hybrid systems for varied applications.

The overall vision of this project is to develop a fully open source software-hardware (cyber-physical) tool that can be adopted as a global standard for FC system design. This platform will enable a system integrator at an SME, with limited fuel cell experience, to rapidly design a fuel cell battery hybrid powertrain for their specific application. The platform will make this development as quick as for combustion or battery powertrains and give the integrator confidence that the system will meet their performance, reliability and durability requirements.

This project will bring together a group of experienced fuel cell specialists to develop this platform (SINTEF, BALLARD and UBFC) along with several system integrators or end users of fuel cells who are leading organisations in their specific field, WESTCON (Maritime), BANKE (Heavy Duty Vehicles), VIVARAIL (Rail), SOLARIS (Busses).

Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
European Commission
Type of funding:
Lead Organisation: 

Sintef

Address: 
Strindveien 4
7034 TRONDHEIM
Norway
EU Contribution: 
€685,500
Partner Organisations: 

Ballard Power Systems Europe As

Address: 
MAJSMARKEN 1
9500 HOBRO
Denmark
EU Contribution: 
€495,000

Westcon Power And Automation As

Address: 
JEKTEVIKVEGEN 41
5582 OLENSVAG
Norway
EU Contribution: 
€67,500

Vivarail Ltd

Address: 
STATION ROAD,LONG MARSTON, QUINTON RAIL TECHNOLOGY PARK
STRAFORD UPON AVON
CV37 8PL
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€60,000

Solaris Bus & Coach Spolka Akcyjna

Address: 
Obornicka 46
62005 Bolechowo-Osiedle, Owińska
Poland
EU Contribution: 
€78,594

Communaute D' Universites Et Etablissements Universite Bourgogne - Franche - Comte

Address: 
32 AVENUE DE L'OBSERVATOIRE
25000 BESANCON
France
EU Contribution: 
€451,213

Banke Aps

Address: 
ORMSTOFT 5
6400 SONDERBORG
Denmark
EU Contribution: 
€60,000
Technologies: 
Development phase: