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.
The degradation mechanisms of each component of the PEM fuel cell stack are presented in this public deliverable with a specific target to automotive fuel cells.
This major deliverable for the project, authored by Frano Barbir Continue reading “Degradation mechanisms in automotive fuel cells”
The Giantleap project publishes today one of its key deliverables: Model-based prognostic algorithm for PEM fuel cell systems, authored by Raffaele Petrone of the University of Franche-Comté. Continue reading “Report on Prognostic Algorithms”
Giantleap was represented at the European Energy Research Alliance‘s seminar in Oslo, Norway, on October 30, 2017. Continue reading “Presentation at EERA seminar in Oslo”
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”
The Giantleap project congratulates their partner FESB with a successful publication in the Journal of Power Sources on the presence of inductive phenomena in the low-frequency region of electrochemical impedance spectra in PEM fuel cells. Continue reading “Publication on Low-Frequency EIS Analysis”