In the AutoStack-CORE project, key stakeholders from automotive OEMs, the component supply industry, stack and system integrators joint forces with research organizations to develop best-of-its-class automotive stack technology.

The development deliberately was based on components which can be manufactured at industrial scale. Stringent cost engineering and analysis ensure compatibility with the cost constraints of commercial market introduction. The stack peak power density of ~4 kW/l at specific cost of 36.81 €/kW favorably compares with state-of-the-art stack technology and can be considered best of its class.

AutoStack-CORE is a collaborative European project joining forces of automotive OEMs, the supply industry and European research organizations to develop automotive PEM fuel cell stack technology with superior power density and performance using components designed and manufactured at industrial scale to meet commercial target cost. PowerCell Sweden AB has been responsible for fuel cell stack design and manufacturing.

The project has achieved or exceeded all its major technical and cost targets. More than 30 short and full size stacks were built and tested to validate and prove the achievements. The results are confirming robust operation of the stacks under the specified requirements. After 4 years of development, AutoStack Core now can provide top of class, viable and affordable automotive stack technology to support the upcoming FCEV commercialization activities.

In the AutoStack-CORE project, key stakeholders from automotive OEMs, the component supply industry, stack and system integrators joint forces with research organizations to develop best-of-its-class automotive stack technology. The development deliberately was based on components which can be manufactured at industrial scale. Stringent cost engineering and analysis ensure compatibility with the cost constraints of commercial market introduction. The stack peak power density of ~4 kW/l at specific cost of 36.81 €/kW favorably compares with state-of-the-art stack technology and can be considered best of its class.

 

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Per Ekdunge
Founder, Vice President and CEO PowerCell Germany GmbH

 

This project has received funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking under grant agreement No. 325335. This Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, Hydrogen Europe and Hydrogen Europe research.