The Integration and Demonstration of Large Stationary Fuel Cell Systems for Distributed Generation

CLEARgen Demo
Framework Programme: 
Call for proposals: 
Application area: 
Stationary power production and CHP


High Level Objectives:

  • The development and construction of a large scale fuel cell system, developed and purpose-built for the European market.
  • The validation of the technical and economic readiness of the fuel cell system at megawatt scale.
  • The field demonstration and development of megawatt scale system at a European chemical production plant, running on by-product hydrogen.

Achievements to date

The project has begun development to accommodate the on-site conditions and necessary implementation, however actual installation has not yet started.


  • To reduce the volume of flared or vented to atmosphere hydrogen by 246.4 tonnes per annum.
  • Reduce carbon emission by offsetting fossil fuel generated grid electricity
  • Reduce demand for centrally generated electricity


  • Demonstrate the deployment of a 1MW PEM Fuel Cell, developed and purpose-built for the European market, running on hydrogen from a refinery plant located at Martinique, oversea territory of France
  • Conduct a waste hydrogen scheme and utilise it to generate no less than 7884 MW hours of electricity for use on the site or return to the grid
  • The project will validate the technical and economic readiness of fuel cell systems at megawatt scale
  • This project provides the site with a security of supply to the limit of the fuel cells capacity
  • The electricity produced by a fuel cell is formed with a perfect sine wave
Project reference: 
SP1-JTI-FCH.2011.3.6 - Field demonstration of large stationary fuel cell systems for distributed generation and other relevant commercial or industrial applications
Project type: 
Contract type: 
Collaborative Project
Start date: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
End date: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
36 months (originally), extended to 92 months following a period of suspension and later to 98 months
Project cost: 
€ 8,578,142.60
Project funding: 
€ 4,590,095

Dantherm Power

Per Baslev
Other participating organisations: 
Organisation Country
Hydrogène de France France
Aquipac France
Jema Spain
CNRS France
(Linde Gas) Hungary
(Budapest University of Technology & Economics) Hungary
(Logan Energy Ltd) UK