DIGItal MAterials CharacterisatioN proof-of-process auto assembly

DIGIMAN
Project Information
Framework Programme: 
H2020
Call for proposals: 
2016
Project Pillar: 
Transport

The project’s proposition and charter is to advance (MRL4 > MRL6) the critical steps of the PEM fuel cell assembly processes and associated in-line QC & end-of-line test / handover strategies and to demonstrate a route to automated volume process production capability within an automotive best practice context e.g. cycle time optimization and line-balancing, cost reduction and embedded / digitized quality control. The project will include characterization and digital codification of physical attributes of key materials (e.g. GDLs) to establish yield impacting digital cause and effects relationships within the value chain, from raw material supply / conversion / assembly through to inservice data analytics, aligning with evolving Industry 4.0 standards for data gathering / security, and line up-time, productivity monitoring. The expected outcome will be a blueprint for beyond current state automotive PEM fuel cell manufacturing capability in Europe. The project will exploit existing EU fuel cell and manufacturing competences and skill sets to enhance EU employment opportunities and competitiveness while supporting CO2 reduction and emissions reduction targets across the transport low emission vehicle sector with increased security of fuel supply (by utilizing locally produced Hydrogen).

Project details
Project reference: 
736290
Topic: 
FCH-01-1-2016 Manufacturing technologies for PEMFC stack components and stacks
Project type: 
Research and technological development
Contract type: 
Research & Innovation Action
Start date: 
Sunday, January 1, 2017
End date: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Duration: 
36 months
Project cost: 
3,486,965.00 €
Project funding: 
3,486,965.00 €
Coordinator: 

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES (CEA), France

Contact: 
Philippe CAPRON
Contact email: 
Other participating organisations: 
Company Country
TOYOTA MOTOR EUROPE BE
FREUDENBERG VLIESSTOFFE KG DE
THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK UK
INTELLIGENT ENERGY LIMITED UK
PRETEXO FR
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