After two years of project, Bosch Engineering and the Giantleap Consortium can publish details of our trailer-mounted fuel-cell system for battery buses. Continue reading “Giantleap’s Fuel-Cell System is Ready”
The Giantleap project announces today the publication of one of its core reports, Control System Specification and Algorithms. This report details the novel control concepts to be installed in the Giantleap prototype and how they fit in the pre-existing fuel-cell control unit by BEG. Continue reading “Giantleap Control System”
2 years into the project, the partners have gathered in Split, Croatia, to assess the progress and plan the last year of Giantleap. Continue reading “Project meeting M24 held in Split”
Giantleap will be represented with two presentations at an international conference to be held on May 14-15 in Trondheim, Norway. The conference is organised by Trondheim’s NTNU University and has a global scope, with keynote speakers from EU, USA, China and Canada. Continue reading “Hydrogen Conference in Trondheim, Norway”
One of the main features of the Giantleap project is the idea of using fuel cells to extend the range of battery buses. To do so, battery buses and range extenders must be equipped with standardised electrical, mechanical and communication interfaces. Continue reading “Interfaces for Hydrogen Range Extenders”
ElringKlinger delivered several stack modules in the Giantleap project for integration in the fuel-cell system and for bench testing. These modules are actually more than a stack of fuel cells, and include multiple sensors and an innovative passive recirculation system. Continue reading “Full-Size Stacks to Integrate in the FC System”
Giantleap’s workshop took place on December 12th in Belfort, France as an invited session of the IEEE VPPC 2017 conference.
The aim of the workshop was to provide a forum for researchers and industrials around topics such as fuel cell degradation mechanisms, prognostics and control related to fuel cell systems for transport applications.
Giantleap’s Workshop Presentations are now on-line:
GIANTLEAP -“Diagnostics of PEMFC Degradation“, FESB, Gojmir Radica
GIANTLEAP -“Model-based approach for Prognostic in Public Transport Systems“, UFC, Raffaele Petrone
GIANTLEAP -“Diagnostics, Prognostics and Control Models for Bus Fuel Cell Systems“, SINTEF, Ivar Halvorsen
GIANTLEAP -“Fuel Cell Systems for FCE buses“, Bosch Enegineering, Harald Fischer
GIANTLEAP – “Range Extender for Electrical Citybus“, VDL, Ruud Bouwman
High V.Lo City – “Towards zero emission public transports with fuel cell electric buses“, Valentine Willmann
NewBusFuel, “Hydrogen fuel production and dispensation costs for fuel cell bus operators“, Edward Boyd
Different diagnostic methods (polarization curves, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, cyclic voltammetry, linear sweep voltammetry), which were performed at FESB on an already conditioned 50 cm2 (single) fuel cell provided by ElringKlinger are presented in this deliverable.
Have a closer look here and find out more about the methods and approaches that are examined for Giantleap.
Further diagnostic strategies to ensure the FC System Air Line (FCSAL) State-of-Health (SoH) monitoring were also developed based on data-driven diagnostic techniques. Guidelines for implementation of each strategy in the Giantleap project on data to be recorded on FCEB prototype from Bosch are provided.