BORIT NV (Borit)
Borit specialises among others, in design support and development for products and tooling, Hydroforming of metal sheet plates for fuel cells and electrolysers in various materials and thicknesses, Cutting, welding, leak testing and marking of coated/uncoated metal sheet plates.
They are also active in the optimization of design for hydroforming aiming at best geometrical design for fuel cell / flow plate requirements and at best cost efficiency, and in the application of know-how for plates in fuel cells and electrolysers.
In MEMPHYS, they are in charge of the development of the cell plate separator.
The DUALE HOCHSCHULE BADEN-WURTTEMBERG (DHBW) is an experienced project coordinator and therefore ideally suited for the role of the coordinator.
The administrative and financial coordination routines are well established at the DHBW and the organizational structure enables an extensive exchange of experience and support.
The DHBW will also be responsible for the economical assessment, exploitation and dissemination in close collaboration with the other project partners. Because of the well-equipped laboratory the DHBW will take part in the WP 5 and measure cells to validate the results of the other partners.
HyET Hydrogen B.V. (HyET) is a technology research and development partner specialized on electrochemical hydrogen purification and compression.
HyET is very experienced in the development of MEA, flow designs, stack manufactoring and the whole EHP/EHC system integration. In MEMPHYS HyET is therefore responsible for the stack and system development and the whole technical management.
Imperial College London
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE (IMP) will be the leader of WP1 (Catalyst Development and Poisoning Mitigation).
IMP has over fifteen years of experience in the development of catalysts for fuel cell and other electrochemical systems and the development of new electrochemical characterisation techniques, and reduction of poisons in operating systems.
IMP has developed key approaches to studying current distribution within operating electrochemical power systems. Recent work has focused on cleaning fuel cell electrodes which have been exposed to deleterious poisons.
INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN (IJS)
With its long-standing expertise in condition monitoring and control of various technical systems IJS will play the major role in the WP4, where it will be responsible for the design of the diagnostic and control systems for the EHP unit.
The anticipated tasks comprise the design of hardware modules for data acquisition and provision of excitation signals, as well as for development of the complementary software algorithms for fast online data-analysis and advanced coordinated system control.
Additionally IJS will take a partial role in WP5, related to implementation and testing of diagnostic & control systems into the whole unit, and minor role within WP1 to further advance its EIS diagnostic algorithms and tune them to the membrane-purification technology.
The Forschungszentrum Jülich as a member of the Helmholtz Association is one of the leading research institutions in Germany with about 5500 employees.
Energy technology is one of the main research topics with an involvement of approx. 400 person-years. Protection of the environment and natural resources, economy and safety are among the prime research goals.
Over the past decade the institute of energy and climate research has been involved in several national programmes on fuel cell research co-operating with industries like Siemens and Daimler Benz/Dornier as well as in several European projects co-operating with research institutes and industries.
In MEMPHYS, JÜLICH will be in charge of CFD modelling of mass transport in EHP/system.