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CAMELOT - Understanding charge, mass and heat transfer in fuel cells for transport applications

CAMELOT - Understanding charge, mass and heat transfer in fuel cells for transport applications

The project aims at better understanding of charge, mass and heat transports in new generation PEM fuel cells MEA for automotive applications.

Fuel cell technology is advancing rapidly, providing energy saving solutions in a wide range of applications including transport and mobility. However, there are limitations in fuel cell membrane electrode assembly (MEA, the core component in the electrochemical reaction) that must be overcome in order to improve performance. The EU-funded CAMELOT project is a consortium of research institutes and universities, MEA suppliers and transport original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that aims to investigate ultra-thin and ultra-low loading layers required by the future MEAs. The project will combine numerical modelling with innovative in situ characterisation to develop a scientific understanding of the limitations of advanced MEAs. In addition, an open source model will make all scientific developments accessible to the global fuel cell community.

Partners:

  • SINTEF (NO, coordinator)
  • JOHNSON MATTHEY FUEL CELLS LIMITED (UK)
  • TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET CHEMNITZ (DE)
  • FCP FUEL CELL POWERTRAIN GMBH (DE)
  • BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (DE)
  • ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG (DE)
  • PRETEXO (FR)

This project has received funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking under grant agreement No 875155. This Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, Hydrogen Europe and Hydrogen Europe research.

 

Published 29 May 2020
Senior Research Scientist

Project duration

01/01/2020 - 31/12/2022