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NORPEM – Development and demonstration of an efficient and cost competitive PEMFC system for cold Nordic climate

NORPEM – Development and demonstration of an efficient and cost competitive PEMFC system for cold Nordic climate

In this project, Volvo Technology will in close cooperation with SINTEF provide R&D support for PowerCell for further technology development. This collaboration is based on Volvo Technology’s PEM fuel cell stack development and SINTEF’s experience with advanced PEM fuel cell characterization over the last 15 years.

The improved PEM fuel cell stack will be demonstrated by implementing it in a vehicle for niche transport applications powered by hydrogen. H2 Logic will provide system integration experience and lead the work of assembling a more reliable and efficient system. The partners aim at reducing system cost significantly as well as incorporating the capability of sub-zero temperature operation. This way the project will contribute to enhancing the competitiveness of the technology and its viability for cold Nordic climate applications. Experiences from fuel cell system operation will be shared with SMEs and OEMs in an open Nordic workshop to facilitate knowledge transfer and development of next generation PEM fuel cell technology aiming at further reduction in cost and increased efficiency and durability.

Partners PowerCell AB (SE)
Volvo Technology (SE)
StatoilHydro ASA (NO)
H2Logic A/S (DK)
SINTEF (NO)
Budget 8.8 mill NOK (~1.1 mill EURO)
Funding Nordic Energy Research and project partners
Published 01 July 2007
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Project duration

01/07/2007 - 30/06/2009

Further information:
http://www.nordicenergy.net