Early markets

FCpoweredRBS

FCpoweredRBS Logo
Key Objectives of the project The Project will conduct an EU-wide set of field trials that demonstrates the industrial readiness and market appeal of power generation systems for off-grid Radio Base Stations based on fuel cell technology and photovoltaic panels. Fuel cells may represent a real alternative to standard power sources (batteries and diesel generators) for off-grid Telecom applications and the project aims to prove their advantages to potential customers in different industrial sectors. Therefore, the FCpoweredRBS Project solution will demonstrate the advantage of a Cells...

HyIndoor

HyIndoor Logo
Key Objectives of the project HyIndoor addresses knowledge gaps regarding indoor hydrogen accumulations, vented deflagrations, and under-ventilated jet fires. This includes improved criteria for indoor Hydrogen and Fuel Cell systems to avoid hazards; sizing of openings for natural ventilation and specification of forced ventilation systems; and sizing of the vent area for deflagration mitigation. Analytical, numerical and experimental studies in HyIndoor will be guided by the foreseeable release conditions for FC systems in early markets’ power range and enclosure characteristics. The...

SUAV

SUAV Logo
Key Objectives of the project SUAV aims to design, optimise and build a 100-200W mSOFC stack, and to integrate it into a hybrid power system comprising the mSOFC stack and a battery. Additional components of the system are fuel processors to generate reformate gas from propane and other equipment for the electrical, mechanical and control balance of plant. All these components will be integrated into a mini Unmanned Aerial Vehicle platform like the CopterCity of SurveyCopter. The project intends to optimise mission duration, while efficiency is of less concern. It will open opportunities...

DURAMET

DURAMET - Methanol fuel cells
Key Objectives of the project Direct Methanol Fuel Cells  (DMFCs) working at low and intermediate temperatures (up to 130-150 °C) and employing solid protonic electrolytes have been postulated as suitable systems for power generation in the field of portable power sources, remote and micro-distributed energy generation as well as for auxiliary power units (APU) in stationary and mobile applications. DMFCs utilize liquid fuel to deliver continuous power and they have low fuel storage and handling constraints than hydrogen fuelled fuel cells. The main objective of the DURAMET project...

SHEL

The SHEL project, Sustainable Hydrogen Evaluation in Logistics, aims to demonstrate the market readiness of Fuel Cell Hydrogen powered (FCH) materials handling vehicles, hydrogen refuelling infrastructure, demonstrate end user acceptance, and accelerate early market take-up of Fuel Cell Hydrogen Fork Lift Trucks (FCH FLTs) in Europe. The project will demonstrate 10 units of 1.5-2.5 ton FCH FLTs and associated hydrogen refuelling infrastructure across 3 sites in Europe: UK, Spain and Turkey. The project examines the production of the forklift and benchmarking FCH and FLT system components. A...

IRAFC

The main objective of the proposal is the development of an internal reforming alcohol high temperature PEM fuel cell. Accomplishment of the project objective will be made through: • Design and synthesis of robust polymer electrolyte membranes for HT-PEMFCs, which will be functional within the temperature range of 190-220oC. • Development of alcohol (methanol or ethanol) reforming catalysts for the production of CO-free hydrogen in the temperature range of HT PEMFCs, i.e. at 190-220oC. • Integration of reforming catalyst and high temperature MEA in a compact Internal...

HyLIFT-DEMO

The overall purpose and ambition of HyLIFT-DEMO is to conduct a large scale demonstration of hydrogen powered fuel cell forklifts, which enables a following deployment and market introduction starting no later than 2013. The HyLIFT-DEMO project objectives are: to conduct 2 year demonstration of 30 units of 2.5-3.5 tons forklifts with a fully integrated 3rd generation fuel cell system, to conduct 2 year demonstration of hydrogen refuelling infrastructure at 3 end-user sites throughout Europe where the fuel cell forklifts are to be demonstrated, to conduct accelerated laboratory durability...

FITUP

A total of 19 market-ready fuel cell systems from 2 suppliers will be installed as UPS/ backup power sources in selected sites across the EU. Real-world customers from the telecommunications and hotel industry will utilize these fuel cell-based systems, with power levels in the 1-10kW range, in their sites. These units will demonstrate a level of technical performance (start-up time, reliability, durability, number of cycles) that qualifies them for market entry, thereby accelerating the commercialisation of this technology in Europe and elsewhere.   The demonstration project will...

MOBYPOST

Transport will probably soon experience its biggest revolution since the beginning of the industrial age. Developments around thermal engines meet technological limits and fossil origin fuels are more and more disparaged due to their worth impact on environment, climatic evolution and air or noise pollution in the cities. Research is led in different ways from years on to purpose alternative energies to fossil fuel. Electricity driving and hydrogen fuel cells are promising solutions but are not largely commercialized yet. Furthermore, hydrogen fuel cells face several challenges which need to...

ISH2SUP

Two novel solutions are proposed for fuelling micro fuel cells in which hydrogen is stored in a chemical form in a primary fuel and released in-situ on-demand basis.  The technical implementation is a hybrid system, where the fuelling unit is combined with hydrogen PEM fuel cell providing the benefits of both the PEM and DMFC technologies. The primary fuel is stored in a disposable or recycled cartridge, which is changeable and logistically easily available. The electrical power is generated in a fuel cell utilizing gaseous hydrogen released on the demand from the cartridge. The system...

Pages

Linkedin