fuelcellWelcome to ENFUGEN portal ! ENFUGEN is an EC project aiming at increasing the collaboration among european researchers in the field of Fuel Cells and Hydrogen applications. ENFUGEN provides support and tools to favour the creation of R&D working groups and the development of project to be submitted to the EC for financing.

Czech Hydrogen Technology Platform is enlarging

The Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade initiated on May 2006 the establishing of the Czech Hydrogen Technology Platform. The goal of the Czech Hydrogen Technology Platform is to coordination of activities and sharing of information on the development and deployment of hydrogen technologies in the Czech Republic. The Platform was officialy established on October 10th, 2006 its founding members are:
* Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Czech Technical University
* Mega plc
* Nuclear Research Institute Řež plc
* Institute of Chemical Technology Prague

The Platform is open to new members according to Articles of the Platform. The management is preparing on the platform website a set of articles (available in Czech language only) concerning the key technology areas of hydrogen economy - hydrogen production, storage and transport, fuel cells and their usage, etc.

More information is available at http://www.hytep.cz/

May 15th, 2007 by PKubin
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SOFC activity in Romania

State of the art: description of ongoing activities in this field

the-romanian-position-paper_sofc.pdf

March 29th, 2007 by AKlimov
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Producer of innovative material for Membrane Electrode Assembly

The University of Salerno (Italy) is building a European project consortium and has expressed the need for a PEM Fuel Cell partner. The profile is the following:

The project promoters and partners are active in the area of PEM (Proton Exchange Membrane) Fuel Cell system and have a strong experience in thermo-fluid dynamic modeling as well as in the complex system design.

The candidate partner must have a basic background on chemistry, with particular experience on PEM fuel cell materials such as ionomer, catalyst, porous gdl, electrode and has a specific interest in producing innovative materials for MEA (Membrane Electrode Assembly). The project partner must have experience in the production of membrane and catalyst coating processes. A candidate who is currently seeking for partners to start new cooperation towards MEA design enhancement is preferred. The partner should also be interested in improving heat removal and water management processes to reduce the risk of both hot spots and flooding, aiming at increasing FC lifetime.

For more information and contact details, please email Mr. Mosca of the ENFUGEN project: mosca@teseo.be.

March 16th, 2007 by GianMichele
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Molten-Carbonate / Solid-Oxide Fuel cell manufacturer

The University l’Aquila (Italy) is building a European project consortium and is looking for a partner fitting the following description.

They are lookng for a scientific institute or industry, from Poland or another Eastern European countryn, able to manufacture a small-sized Molten Carbonate (MCFC) or Solid Oxide (SOFC) Fuel Cell, to be assembled in a portable unit for laboratory environment. The unit will be used to test the quality of a fuel cell produced via biomass gasification.

For more information and contact details, please email Mr. Mosca of the ENFUGEN project: mosca@teseo.be.

March 16th, 2007 by GianMichele
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New material and processes for an original small size MCFC for residential CHP application

IPASS (Engineering for the Environment and Sustainable development - Italy - www.ipassnet.it) intends to submit a Small or medium scale Collaborative Project (STREP) under call FP7-ENERGY-2007-1-RTD, Topic: ENERGY 2007.1.1.1: Basic research on materials and processes for High temperature Fuel Cells (SOFC & MCFC)

Role: Technology development / Research / Demonstration

Type of organisation: University / Research organisation / Association / SME / Industry

Profile sought: Hydrogen and fuel cells, thermal engineering, applied thermodynamics, coatings and surface treatment, material technology, ceramic materials and powders, gases, industrial instrumentation (sensors, actuators, …), electronics and electrical technology, electrical engineering

For more information please view full partner search profile attached or contact Ms. Pocaterra of APRE (pocaterra@apre.it)

Link to full partner search text: New material and processes for an original small size MCFC for residential CHP application

March 16th, 2007 by GianMichele
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Electrotechnical Institute, Division of Electrotechnology and Materials Science

Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells research.

More info on:

http://cordis.europa.eu

March 9th, 2007 by AKlimov
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The National Research and Development Institute for Cryogenics and Isotopic Technologies - ICIT Ramnicu Valcea

The National research and development Institute for Cryogenics and Isotopic Technologies (ICIT) has developed at national level the first experimental pilot plant for energy production using proton exchange membrane fuel cells.

More info on :

http://cordis.europa.eu

March 9th, 2007 by AKlimov
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Needs analysis report

This report was prepared by IEN, ECB, Enviros and partners from ACC contries to analyse the state of the art, the existing barriers and needs for research successful performance in the field of fuel cells and hydrogen energy in Poland, Slovakia, Chech Republic, Bulgaria and Romania.

enfugen-del-21.pdf

March 9th, 2007 by AKlimov
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Collaboration Proposals Presented at HYDROGEN AND FUEL CELLS event in Prague, 1 February 2007.

The opening of the first call for proposals for the Energy Theme of the Cooperation Specific Programme was planned for 22 December 2006. In addition to several general events, the Energy Directorate of the Research Directorate General of the European Commission has organised the above mentioned technical information and brokerage day.
See proposals presented by Polish partners.

14_miroslaw_miller_activities_on_sofc_technology_en.pdf

8_andrzej_czerwinski_low-temperature_fc_en.pdf

More proposals on:
http://ec.europa.eu/research/energy/gp/gp_events/article_1568_en.htm

February 27th, 2007 by AKlimov
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Fuel Cell Europe

Fuel Cell Europe is the central European industry association serving fuel cell and hydrogen industries.

Fuel Cell Europe’s mission: “To accelerate the research and deployment of world-class fuel cell technologies for applications in transport, stationary and portable power.”

http://www.fuelcelleurope.com

December 11th, 2006 by ctorrisi
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Fuel Cell Technology Showcase

The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE International) is known globally as a leading source for automotive technology. SAE has developed the Fuel Cell Technology Showcase as a resource for the latest books, standards, articles, events and more with relation to fuel cell energy and fuel cell vehicles.

http://www.sae.org/fuelcells/fuelcells.htm

December 11th, 2006 by ctorrisi
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Fuel Cell Match Maker

This forum will help businesses and organizations reach out to fuel cell suppliers and other collaborators by posting their needs in a globally accessible space. It will also help match qualified job seekers with fuel cell companies and vice versa.

http://www.fuelcells.org/mm.html

December 11th, 2006 by ctorrisi
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FP6 European Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Projects catalogue

This publication is a compilation of research, technological development and demonstration projects and other supporting actions on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells. The projects include those funded under the Thematic Area “Sustainable Development, Global Change and Ecosystems” of the Sixth European Research Framework Programme (2002-2006), as well as under other Thematic Areas and programmes. The booklet also includes the direct actions relating to Hydrogen and Fuel Cells undertaken by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. (PDF file) 

european-fch-projects-2002_2006.pdf

December 11th, 2006 by ctorrisi
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Enfugen in Bratislava, a fruitful workshop!

Bratislava pic

On 13th of October, 2006 the first of three Enfugen workshops took place in Bratislava, Slovakia. The workshop was very fruitful and informed mainly about targets of Enfugen project and about 7th Framework programme. In the afternoon session Mr. Mosca gave the participants professional training on how to prepare and write a succesful project.
The programme of the workshop was eneded by brisk discussion. Languages of the workshop were Slovak and English.

The number of participants was much higher than we expected. In the workshop were 60 participants mainly from universities, research centres and privite companies. Feedback on the workshop was very possitive.

Dowload the presentations here:

bratislava-workshop-presentations.zip

November 29th, 2006 by ctorrisi
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Third ENFUGEN Workshop and Training in Czech Republic, Prague 23 January 2007

The Workshop is organized in close collaboration with the National Committee of Electroheat to maximize the interest of participants and combine efforts in preparation and delivery of the Workshop.

Agenda:
Opening – representative of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Czech Energy Agency
Key note – the importance of electricity and hydrogen in the future
Section on hydrogen and fuel cells
Section on electrical heat
Closing remarks and recommendations for future research activities
Visit of the Hydrgen Fuel cell laboratory at the Czech Technical University

November 28th, 2006 by PKubin
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