The main objective of the NEXPEL project, a successful demonstration of an efficient PEM electrolyser integrated with Renewable Energy Sources, supports the overall vision to establish hydrogen as an energy carrier in a large range of applications in the near future.
The very ambitious objectives will be addressed by a top class European consortium which is carefully balanced between leading R&D organisations and major industrial actors from 4 member states. An iterative approach between system, sub systems and components will be applied to define its cost, performance and ecological targets. This will be accompanied by a design to cost exercise as part of the life cycle analysis.
Efficiency greater than 75% will be achieved by:
A stack life time towards 40 000 h will be achieved by:
Reducing system costs to EURO 5,000/Nm3 is a major driving force and will be addressed by:
The consortium is confident that the dissemination and exploitation of the project will create considerable impact especially in terms of Europe’s energy security, reducing greenhouse gas emission and increasing Europe’s competitiveness.
Published February 3, 2010
This project has received funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013)for the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Technology Initiative under grant agreement n° 245262.