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Clean Hydrogen Partnership

Hydrogen PEM fuel cell stack for marine applications

The overarching objective of the H2MARINE project is to design, build, test and validate two (2) PEM stacks generating 250 - 300 kW electric power designed for marine applications. The H2MARINE project takes a top-down approach, building on a proof of concept of two PEM stacks that are developed in the EU and Switzerland. The H2MARINE project will:
 Identify the requirements for the tests and conditions as well as load curves that the FC stacks will have to be tested against with the integrated knowledge of a major ship building industry (ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems) and ship owners (Cleos) representing Gaslog, Drylog Ltd. And Olympic Shipping (totaling more than 100 large ships).

- Both PowerCell and EHGroup stack manufactures will benefit from a great consortium surrounding their development, testing and upscaling with unique testing facilities (Beyond Gravity, ZSW, Greenerity, University of Freiburg), industrial partners like DANA, upscaling capacities of stacks by CERTH, EPFL and novel diagnostics development by VTT. This will allow them to enhance the state of the art (SoA) of PEMFC stacks, advance and scale up the system to reach ambitious targets set in the call which will be disseminated by CLUBE member of numerous FCH projects.
- Test the proposed solutions in relevant environment/ecosystem, which are designed to fully represent the actual implementation conditions.
- Design the stack modules in an optimum manner for up-scaling up to 10MW power train systems.
- Test several diagnostics for the stack and overall system integrity as well as for the health status prognosis of critical components.
- Assess the technology and economic feasibility of the solution, in order to know its valuable end-use, which will allow the partners to research the potential market/s and identification of the best opportunities.