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’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
Giantleap’s fourth project meeting was held on October 12 and 13 in Trondheim, Norway, at SINTEF’s premises. The focus of the meeting was on the realisation of the FC system and its subsequent integration into VDL’s prototype. Continue reading “Giantleap Meeting M18 held in Trondheim”
A workshop in the Giantleap project was held on September 21-22 in Abstatt, Germany, at Bosch Engineering’s premises, with the objective of accelerating work on the fuel-cell system’s control algorithms. Continue reading “Workshop on Control System”
M12 project meeting of Giantleap was held on March 14th 2017 in Aberdeen, Scotland. This third meeting of the project was held in Aberdeen, 10 months after the beginning of the project giving the opportunity to Giantleap’s partners to attend the Aberdeen Hydrogen Transport Summit. Continue reading “Giantleap Meeting M12 Held in Aberdeen”
M6 project meeting of Giantleap was held on November 09th and 10th 2016 in Belfort, France hosted by FCLAB/UFC (group photo of the Giantleap consortium at FCLAB’s experimental facilities, holding Elring Klinger’s stacks).
The main focus of this meeting was the specification of the test protocols and the data collection. Final protocols are scheduled for delivery on January, while tests are expected to start in the first half of 2017.
Giantleap will organize a workshop on degradation mechanisms of fuel cell systems and prognostics for mobility within 2017. The venue and date will be decided shortly and will probably be part of a reputable international conference. Participation of other FCH JU projects is encouraged, so if you are interested for more information, please contact Argyro Karathanou.
The project is globally progressing as expected and all activities are executed according to the schedule. In particular, Elring Klinger has finalised their task regarding the stacks production and brought them to FCLAB during the meeting.
Within the first phase of the Giantleap project, ElringKlinger, as the responsible partner for stack development, designed single cells and short stacks for laboratory experiments at partner sites. These cells and short stacks were designed to identify and study relevant degradation phenomena which are investigated by FESB. Continue reading “ElringKlinger delivers single cells and short stacks to Giantleap laboratories”
The first project meeting in the Giantleap project was held on May 23-24 at VDL’s headquarters in Eindhoven, Netherlands.
The 18 delegates from the partners, several of which have previously collaborated on several projects, presented their plans for the first six months of the project.
VDL invited the participants to their workshops in Valkenswaard on the morning of May 24 to test drive their electric buses and showcase their previous-generation range extender.
The Giantleap project is now officially running, and the next project meeting is in November at UFC’s premises in Belfort.