The FCH JU project Beingenergy successfully constructed and tested a prototype high temperature PEM fuel cell system fuelled with methanol. The prototype system achieved a high electrical efficiency of 38% over its testing period and Serenergy, which is one of the partners involved in the project, has declared that they will continue their research and development activities to build on these very promising results.
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Within FCH JU project HAWL, 36 new hydrogen fuel cell-powered forklifts have recently been deployed at the FM Logistic warehouse in Neuville-aux-Bois, near Orléans in the Loiret department.
They add to another 10 units that had already been deployed 18 months ago in this same location.
On the 23 September 2016, the FCH JU held its annual Coordinator's day.
Following the evaluations' outcome, the FCH JU organizes one information day with the project coordinators in order to provide all details on the preparation and signature of a grant agreement,
This event was organized in the FCH JU premises in Brussels from 9.30 to 14.00.
Presentations from the meeting can be downloaded from the links below:
On the Tuesday 27 September, a workshop entirely dedicated at disseminating findings of FCH JU project ene.field will take place in Brussels, Salons Waerboom, in Groot-Bijgaarden.
Stack costs are still a limiting factor to the uptake of fuel cell technologies, which have otherwise proven their very interesting behaviour in, among others, combined heat and power applications.
FCH JU project SOSLeM aims at addressing this very aspect for solid oxide stacks through optimised production techniques. A close look will be given to, among others, cassette production, glass curing, stack conditioning, materials, wastewater treatment and manufacturing set-up.
On the occasion of the Low Carbon Vehicle event held in Millbrook on the 14-15 September 2016, the H2 Aberdeen initiative won the "Grand Prix" Award.
The hydrogen economy is ready. FCH JU project BIG HIT will prove it.
Set on the small Scottish archipelago of the Orkney islands, the project is going to demonstrate the possibility of comprehensively relying on hydrogen as a way to maximize the use of their renewable energy resources.
While off-grid electricity generators based on traditional fossil fuels can be turned on and off according to demand, stand-alone renewable energy facilities require to be coupled to an energy storage system in view of balancing the variable electricity supply with the demand.
Adopting new domestic solutions for heat and power is essential in view of reducing energy dependency and CO2 emissions. Stationary fuel cells can produce both electricity and heat at different scales (from homes to industrial applications) while significantly reducing the environmental footprint and the energy bill.
As part of the many issues addressed by its research and innovation programme, the FCH JU looks at the different options for fuel cells production and reduction of their costs and time to market.