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Project FC-EuroGrid

Project subtitle
Evaluating the Performance of Fuel Cells in European Energy Supply Grids

It has become apparent in the development of the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) Multi Annual Implementation Plan (MAIP) and Annual Implementation Plans (API) that it is difficult to formulate precise targets and requirements for stationary fuel cell applications due to the complicated interaction of FC system operation with grid specifics and the differing goals of FC implementation in the Member States. Neither for efficiency and emission levels, for example, nor for more technical specifications like cycling ability and turn-down ratio can clear targets be set and benchmarks applied that are independent from the energy supply grid environment the FC system is operating in. Therefore it was decided to omit such targets from the JU programme, which on the other hand constitutes an unsatisfactory situation due to the lack of clear technical guidelines. The project will contribute to solving this situation by collecting and reviewing information on stationary FC operations in various grid environments and application strategies. From this analysis and using information on competing technologies and their future development, benchmarks and targets for stationary fuel cell applications in Europe will be developed and coordinated with the relevant European stakeholders, as well as with the FCH JU and the Commission. These benchmarks will be essential in assessing the progress of the JU programme in improving fuel cell technology and the advantages fuel cells can offer over conventional technologies in the context of different energy supply grids.

Project Information

Type of project : Others

Timing : 01/10/2010 > 31/12/2012

Project Budget : 805.931 €

Funding



Project partners

Coordinator :
University of Birmingham

Partners :
JÜLICH - Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
VTT - Technical Research Centre of Finland
ENEA - Agenzia per le Nuove Tecnologie, l'Energia e lo sviluppo economico sostenibile
IEN - Instytut Energetyki

E. ON RUHRGAS AG
Grontmij AB
EBZ Entwicklungs- und Vertriebsgesellschaft Brennstoffzelle mbH
UNIPER TECHNOLOGIES GMBH


Sub project(s)

1
Sub project 1
Country
United Kingdom
Address
Edgbaston B15 2TT BIRMINGHAM
Sub project categories
geo
52.4508168, -1.9305135

Project Id: 963

This project datasheet was last updated on : 15.10.2018

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