PURE


Development of Auxiliary Power Unit for Recreational yachts


Title of Programme
FCH-JU-2011-1
Financing Code for Project 303457
Project start year - end year 2013 - 2015
Financing organisation SP1-JTI-FCH.2011.4.4:Research, developmentand demonstration of newportable Fuel Cell systems
Coordinator

HyGear B.V. (HYG)

Other partners

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET (DTU)

IRD FUEL CELLS A/S (INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT A/S) (IRD)

AEROSOL & PARTICLE TECHNOLOGY LABORATORY (APTL/CPERI)

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION (JRC)

SCHEEPSWERF DAMEN GORINCHEM BV (DAM)

Budget / APTL Budget 2,946,000 € / 429,240 €
Scientific Manager / Project researcher A. G. Konstandopoulos / D. Zarvalis
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Summary

In Europe there is a very narrow technology base in portable fuel cell systems which can be applicable for various areas like emergency and remote power, recreational applications, personal portable power and educational devices. The PURE project targets these markets with the primary focus on maritime applications with a device, which will be portable, low weight and volume, based on improved HT PEM fuel cell technology.

PURE project includes the design, construction, evaluation and demonstration of a fuel cell system with emphasis on meeting all major technical requirements the codes and standards required to be integrated in a maritime application.

The objective of the PURE project is to create a system fuelled by propane/LPG, which is converted into a hydrogen rich stream and subsequently fed into a HT PEM stack based on PBI technology. In the end the system delivers electric power to a cover the hotel power demand of a small yacht. The use of off-the-shelf, mass-produced components and design practices both developed in previous European funded projects will result in a small system which is low cost and able to reach the specifications.

The consortium gathered to work in this project is a combination of partners who have experience in:

  • Defining the market requirements, codes and standards of the system
  • Translating these requirements into technical specifications and models
  • Designing and building prototype systems
  • Testing and validating the systems in laboratory environment and through real life demonstration in a yacht.

This covers the value chain of the system under discussion. The final result will be two working prototypes of the PURE system, which will be demonstrated under laboratory environmental condition and in a real ship to show that it is robust enough to be ready for the next phase of field trials.

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European Automotive Research Partners Association (EARPA)

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European Aerosol Assembly

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International Aerosol Research Assembly

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Hellenic Association for Aerosol Research (HAAR)

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Nanotechnology Industries Association

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