Giantleap Workshop: follow-up…

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

Diagnostics for automotive fuel cell systems

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.



Giantleap Meeting M6 Held in Belfort

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.