INNovative Cost Improvements for BALANCE of Plant Components of Automotive PEMFC Systems

INN-BALANCE
Project Information
Framework Programme: 
H2020
Call for proposals: 
2016
Project Pillar: 
Transport

The aim of INN-BALANCE is to develop a novel and integrated development platform for developing advanced Balance of Plant components in current fuel cell based vehicles, in order to improve their efficiency and reliability, reducing costs and presenting a stable supply chain to the European car manufacturers and system integrators. Accordingly, INN-BALANCE technical objectives are (i) to develop highly efficient and reliable fuel cell BoP components; (ii) to reduce costs of current market products in fuel cell systems; (iii) to achieve high technology readiness levels (TRL7 or higher) in all the tackled developments; and (iv) to improve and tailor development tools for design, modelling and testing innovative components in fuel cell based vehicles. To this end, a European Consortium composed by major automotive companies, consulting groups, research institutes and universities was established. INN-BALANCE will be focused on four main general topics; first of all on new components developments, addressing the latest changes and trends in fuel cells vehicles technology, from new air turbo-compressor, anode recirculation/injection module and advanced control/diagnosis devices to new concepts of thermal management and anti-freeze units based on standard automotive components; secondly, on the vehicle integration and validation of the components in a TRL7 platform placed at a well-known car manufacturing platform; thirdly, providing innovative and cost optimized manufacturing processes especially developed for automotive BoP components; finally, on the results dissemination and exploitation, new technology broadcasting and public awareness of new, low-cost and reliable clean energy solutions in Europe bringing at the same time highly qualified new job opportunities.

Project details
Project reference: 
735969
Topic: 
FCH-01-4-2016: Development of industrialization-ready PEMFC systems and system components
Project type: 
Research and technological development
Contract type: 
Research & Innovation Action
Start date: 
Sunday, January 1, 2017
End date: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Duration: 
36 months
Project cost: 
6,156,288.75 €
Project funding: 
4,999,538.75 €
Coordinator: 

FUNDACION AYESA, Spain

Contact: 
Alicia ARCE
Contact email: 
Other participating organisations: 
Company  Country 
Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft, Wurzburg DE
AVL LIST GMBH AT
VOLVO PERSONVAGNAR AB SE
Powercell Sweden AB SE
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV DE
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA ES
(STEINBEIS INNOVATION GGMBH) DE
STEIINBEIS 2I GMBH DE
CELEROTON AG CH
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