VIRTUAL & physical platform for Fuel Cell System development
The overall objective of the VIRTUAL-FCS project is to make the design process of hybrid fuel cell and battery systems easier, cheaper and quicker.
Combined Software-Hardware Platform:
VIRTUAL-FCS will produce a toolkit combining software and hardware parts for designing and optimising PEM fuel cells and battery hybrid systems.
The platform will be entirely open-source, allowing everyone in both industry and research to benefit from and contribute to the future development of the framework. Machine learning will be integrated to process data from real PEM fuel cells hybrid powertrains, to improve parameterization of the models and to help identify critical aspects on lifetime and perfromance. The software tools will be developed in close calibration with end users and system integrators, securing a widespread use.
New fast-track software tool for emissions-free transport
New software now being developed as part of an EU-funded project will ease the roll-out of hydrogen-powered haulage vehicles, ships and trains when a “new Europe” starts to take shape once the Covid-19 crisis is behind us.
VIRTUAL-FCS kick-off meeting
The VIRTUAL-FCS project kick- off meeting was held at FC Lab in Belfort, France, January 27th – 28th.