LiquidPower

LiquidPower
Project Information
Framework Programme: 
FP7
Call for proposals: 
2011
Application area: 
Early markets
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Objectives

The LiquidPower project objectives are:

  • R&D of a fuel cell system for Back-up-power and Telecom applications (BT)
  • R&D of a fuel cell system for material handling vehicles (MH)
  • R&D of a methanol reformer for onsite Hydrogen supply, enabling the supply of low cost hydrogen for the early markets of BT and MH

Impact

The suspected impact points of the project are as follows:

  • Reduced cost and improved efficiency of fuel cell systems targeted the early markets of back-up/telecom and material handling vehicles.
  • Reduced cost and improved efficiency of methanol reforming for onsite hydrogen supply, enabling a low cost hydrogen supply for early markets.

Overview

The LiquidPower project addresses the topic “SP1-JTI-FCH.2011.4.3”, aiming on developing a new generation fuel cell system for the early markets of back-up-power/telecom (BT) and material handling vehicles (MH), as well as a new innovative hydrogen supply methods based on onsite methanol reforming.

The LiquidPower project objectives are:

  • R&D of a fuel cell system for Back-up-power and Telecom applications (BT)
  • R&D of a fuel cell system for material handling vehicles (MH)
  • R&D of a methanol reformer for onsite Hydrogen supply, enabling the supply of low cost hydrogen for the early markets of BT and MH

For each of the developed technologies, laboratory tests are to be conducted in order to validate the reaching of the technical and market targets.  Continued R&D efforts are to be planned, secured and initiated, and patents on the developed technologies need to be secured. The participating companies are to plan and secure the initiation of following commercialisation & product maturation in order to ensure a commercial exploitation of the developed technologies.

Project results and experiences are to be disseminated throughout Europe to the hydrogen and fuel cell industry as well as the BT and MH industries, in order to identify further collaboration partners up- and downstream of the value chain.

Project details
Project reference: 
303461
Topic: 
SP1-JTI-FCH.2011.4.3: Research and development of 1-10kW fuel cell systems and hydrogen supply for early market applications
Project type: 
Research and technological development
Contract type: 
Collaborative Project
Start date: 
Monday, October 1, 2012
End date: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Duration: 
32 months (originally), extended to 44 months
Project cost: 
€ 3,688,326
Project funding: 
€ 1,999,872
Coordinator: 

Dantherm, Denmark

Contact: 
Klaus Thorbensen
Other participating organisations: 
Catator AB Sweden
Zentrum für Brennstoffzellen Technik GmbH Germany

 

Patents and Publications
Publications: 
Kristina F Juelsgaard; Fuel Cell Systems and Hydrogen supply for early markets
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