Industralisation of Nanocomposit´s production will pave the way for fc
|Coordinator||GETTFuelCells International AB|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 5 400 000|
|Project duration||January 2009 - February 2012|
Purpose and goal
GETT Fuel Cells International AB (GETT) uses Nanocomposites in the vital parts of its fuel cells. Thereby GETT has reached down to a working temperature of 250OC with constant good functionality. The low temperature implies good possibilities to provide the environmentally friendly technology of fuel cells at prices being competitive with other energy alternatives. With financial support from Vinnova, among others, GETT has established an international network of cooperating partners. In a project a Swedish company has attained results equivalent to those shown by GETT´s Chinese partner concerning pre-preparation of the patented powder (the feedstock) for production of high-performing nano-electrolytes. GETT and the company aims now at enhancing their cooperation also to include testing of th company´s metalpowder as a means to increase the electrical efficiency of GETT´s fuel cells. A continuing development and industrialisation of the process can be established and increased revenues made to stay in Sweden.
Results and expected effects
Two fuel cell prototypes built with nano composite MEAs (Membrane Electrode Assembly) shall be evaluated. The area of the membranes should be at least 100 cm2. The goal is to reach an energy density of 1 W/cm2.
Approach and implementation
The project includes two phases. Phase 1. Project definition and technical development work (lab tests). Analysis of customer needs, initial and total markets as well as preparatory marketing. Phase 2. Production of prototype and evaluation Production line for materials and MEAs. Construction and tests of prototypes.