The project is coordinated by SINTEF AS (NO) and has the following partners: Universite Bourgogne Fanche - Comte/FC Lab (FR), Ballard Power Systems Europe AS (DK), Westcon Power and Automation AS (NO), Vivarail Ltd. (UK) and Solaris Bus & Coach Spolka Akcyjna (PO).
SINTEF is a broad, multidisciplinary research organisation with international top-level expertise in the fields of technology, the natural sciences, medicine and the social sciences. SINTEF conduct contract R&D as a partner for the private and public sectors, and are one of the largest contract research institutions in Europe. SINTEF contribute to value creation and increased competitiveness within the public and private sectors. Our vision: Technology for a better society!
WESTCON POWER AND AUTOMATION AS
Westcon Power and Automation AS was founded in Norway in 1988. The company has its headquarter in Ølen and has offices in Stord, Florø and Karmøy. Westcon is a world leading maritime system integrator of electric propulsion with more than 25 hybrid and electric propulsion projects. Westcon offers complete solutions within electrical and automation systems and provide advanced customized solutions to all types of vessels.
BALLARD POWER SYSTEMS EUROPE AS
Ballard Power Systems Europe A/S is recognized as one of the leading players in the commercial application of fuel cell solutions. Founded in January 2007, Ballard Power Systems Europe A/S is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ballard Power Systems Inc.
Founded in Denmark in 2010 Banke ApS develops and markets battery electric drive systems for heavy duty vehicles. The company’s electric power take-off (E-PTO) products power the on-board hydraulic systems on heavy vehicles such as refuse collection vehicles and mobile cranes with battery electric power rather than a traditional hydraulic power take-off.Banke ApS has established a position as the European market leader, expanding into additional application areas and into new markets including Switzerland, Austria, Holland, Belgium, Germany and France.Banke ApS’ current focus is on developing next generation battery technologies for the entire product portfolio which significantly increase power density.
Vivarail is an SME and were the first company in the UK to pioneer a modern battery‐only powertrain, and the first to pioneer a diesel‐battery hybrid powertrain. To meet the UK government’s challenge of eliminating diesel engines from the rail network by 2040., Vivarail seek to develop a hydrogen fuel cell‐powered train, utilising the existing hybrid architecture that has been developed.
SOLARIS BUS & COACH SPOLKA AKCYJNA
Solaris Bus & Coach S.A. is one of the leading European bus and trolleybus manufacturers. Benefiting from nearly 25 years of experience and having manufactured over 19,000 vehicles, Solaris affects the quality of city transport in hundreds of cities across Europe every day.
COMMUNAUTE D' UNIVERSITES ET ETABLISSEMENTS
UBFC, the “Université de Bourgogne Franche-Comté” is a ComUE – a public institution with the same legal framework as a University (EPSCP), and whose members are public institutions of Higher Education and Research (HER) present on a territory. UBFC has been created on the 1st April 2015 by the 6 main HER institutions of the “Bourgogne Franche-Comte” (BFC) territory (3 universities and 3 engineering/management schools).