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Overall project description

VOLUMETRIQ is a Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Undertaking project funded under the call FCH-01.2-2014 on “Cell and stack components, stack and system manufacturing technologies and quality assurance”. It will demonstrate operational OEM stack performance requirements for ElringKlinger’s automotive PEM fuel cell platform, with production readiness via validated volume capable manufacturing processes and quality control systems for both automotive fuel cell stack platform, and for major constituent cell components.  Stack components will be manufactured, involving improvement of existing methods and enhancement through automated manufacturing processes and tests to achieve robust volume yield and cost delivery.
The project will validate a complete “at scale” stack production package which will be overseen by the automotive OEMs, BMW and Daimler

This project has received funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking under grant agreement No 671465. This Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

The principal aim of VOLUMETRIQ, a commercialisation focused project, is to develop an EU-centric supply base for automotive PEM fuel cell stacks and their key components with volume manufacturing capability and embedded quality control at its heart.

The stack and components are based on automotive PEM fuel cell technology which is presently TRL5 for component manufacturing approach and concepts. The project will deliver a TRL7 stack and component design, at TRL7 manufacturing maturity, a consistent stack power of 90 kW, and demonstrated cost reduction, via an EU supply base that is consistent with the JU 2020 system targets for performance and cost.


→ VOLUMETRIQ publication in Journal of Power Sources 396 (2018) 95–101

New perfluorinated ionomer with improved oxygen permeability for application in cathode PEM-FC, Andrea Rolfi, Claudio Oldani, Luca Merlo, Daniele Facchi, Riccardo Ruffo, Journal of Power Sources 396 (2018) 95–10, DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2018.05.093

→ July 2018 - VOLUMETRIQ at GRC Fuel Cells conference, Smithfield, RI, USA, 29 July-3 August 2018

Poster presentation: Hierarchically Organized Nanofiber/Scavenger Consolidated PFSA Membranes, Marta Zatoń1, Nicolas Donzel1, Libeth Maldonado1, Sara Cavaliere1, Jacques Rozière1, Deborah Jones1, Luca Merlo2, Claudio Oldani2, Josef Bobolecki3, Wayne Turner3, Silvain Buche3, 1CNRS – Université de Montpellier, ICGM – Aggregates, Interfaces and Materials for Energy, 2 Place Eugène Bataillon, 34095, Montpellier cedex 5, France ; 2Solvay Speciality Polymers, Bollate, Italy ; 3Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells Swindon, UK.



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