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Project IMMEDIATE

Project subtitle

Innovative autoMotive MEa Development – implementation of Iphe-genie Achievements Targeted at Excellence

The prime focus of IMMEDIATE is to develop high performing MEAs aimed for automotive applications through material R&D & process optimisation. The technical targets aimed in IMMEDIATE are addressing the JTI targets for automotive MEAs with respect to performance & cost. The proposed project is a continuation of the recently terminated and very successful FP6 R&D-project: IPHE-GENIE. The IMMEDIATE project approach is based on utilisation and further improvement of the materials and processes. Thus, the approach and the technical IMMEDIATE targets are as follows: -Development of a membrane with -A proton conductivity of at least 0.1 S/cm at 120ºC & 25% RH -Thermal stability up to 160ºC -Low dimensional changes (<10%, wet/dry) -Development of MEAs that show high performance [1 W/cm2 @ UCell=0.68V (hEl=55%)] at low Platinum loadings [ 0.15g Pt/kW] through: -Catalyst development and design -Ionomer and membrane optimisation -Electrode design -GDL optimisation -Process optimisation -Testing of the developed MEAs on single cell and on small stacks level at realistic automotive operating conditions i.e. T=120ºC, RH 25%, P=1.5bar, yet being able to start from -20°C -Application of automotive AST protocols to make a 5,000 h’s lifetime probable It is considered that especially the combination of these targets is both challenging and a significant step forward. The project is scheduled for 3 years. The Consortium is well balanced, with the following 9 partners complementing one another to achieve the project target goals: •A PEM MEA manufacturing company (IRD [SME]) - coordinator •A leading manufacturer of ion exchange polymers and membranes (FuMa) •A huge producer of specialised carbon and graphite (TC) •A huge GDL manufacturing company (SGL) •A leading supplier (OEM) of commercial transport solutions (Volvo) -4 R&D centres/universities, with more than 15 years’ experience working within PEM catalyst, ionomer, membrane & MEA development (ICPF, CNRS, SJTU & JRC)

Project Information

Type of project : Research

Timing : 01/01/2013 > 31/03/2016

Project Budget : 3.685.553 €

Funding



Project partners

Coordinator :
EWII Fuel Cells A/S (previously IRD)

Partners :
CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Volvo Group

USTAV CHEMICKYCH PROCESU AV CR, v. v. i.

FUMATECH BWT GMBH

SHANGHAI JIAO TONG UNIVERSITY

SGL CARBON GMBH

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

IMERYS GRAPHITE & CARBON SWITZERLAND SA


Sub project(s)

1

Sub project 1

Country
Denmark
Address

KULLINGGADE 31 5700 SVENDBORG

Sub project categories
geo
55.0554726, 10.6127353

Project Id: 1020

This project datasheet was last updated on : 21.11.2017

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