25. 二月 2021

FEV Develops Standardization of Fuel Cell Modules with EU Consortium StasHH

FEV has its own state-of-the-art fuel cell stack test benches in addition to numerous other facilities designed for fuel cell systems. Source: FEV Group

Aachen, February 2021 – FEV, a global leader in vehicle and powertrain development for hardware and software, is taking on key tasks at the European consortium StasHH: The EU-funded project will define, develop and test the first European standard for fuel cell modules in heavy-duty applications.  FEV can draw on more than twenty years of experience in the field of fuel cells and a large number of successfully completed projects - for example, in the development of fuel cells and their testing and benchmarking with extensive results databases.

In addition to FEV, the StasHH consortium includes eleven suppliers of fuel cell modules, nine OEMs and four research, engineering, and testing institutes who want to decisively improve the market position of fuel cells through standardization. This should reduce costs in the future, enable mass production and promote competition.

For heavy-duty applications such as buses, trucks, trains, ships and construction machinery, heavy battery-electric drives are usually not efficient. Fuel cells, on the other hand, hold enormous potential as a sustainable form of propulsion, particularly in these scenarios, and can make a significant contribution to achieving climate targets.

"We are pleased to be able to contribute our long-standing expertise in fuel cell technology to StasHH," said Professor Stefan Pischinger, President and CEO of FEV Group. "The integration of this technology is an important step to achieve CO2-neutral mobility in the transportation sector."

The planned standardization of fuel cell modules includes physical dimensions, flow and digital interfaces, test protocols as well as safety requirements. FEV's tasks in this context will include the development of the standardized test protocols and test execution. The company will also coordinate the implementation of the developed standard at the fuel cell manufacturers and subsequently test them.

Extensive testing capabilities
FEV has appropriate facilities and state-of-the-art measurement equipment at its test and development centers. This includes a hydrogen-capable climate chamber suitable in size for fuel cell systems, a fuel cell stack test bench, a fuel cell vehicle dynamometer, test benches for component tests and several fuel cell system test benches. Accelerated aging tests, for example, can also be implemented. In addition, FEV has the necessary hydrogen supply infrastructure - this e.g. is required in order to be able to perform endurance runs. Within the StasHH project, a rig tailored to the standardized modules is also being developed for efficient validation of the performance, safety and operation of the modules under extreme conditions.

After successful standardization, the "HH-series" will be the standard for fuel cell modules, analogous to the size nomenclature known as the "AA-series" for batteries. An adoption of the defined standard outside Europe is also pursued. The StasHH project is funded by the Joint Undertaking (JU) Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 (grant agreement No. 101005934). The JU receives support from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program, as well as from France, Austria, Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands, Germany, the United Kingdom, Poland, Belgium, Sweden and Norway.

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关于FEV

FEV不断挑战极限。
FEV是国际公认的跨领域和行业的创新领导者。Franz Pischinger教授将他在学术界和工程的背景与不断进步的伟大愿景相结合,奠定了基础。公司为全球最大的汽车OEM提供解决方案和战略咨询,并在整个交通和出行生态系统中为客户提供支持。

随着世界的不断发展,FEV也在不断发展。
这就是FEV将其技术和战略专业知识投入到其他领域的原因。将前瞻性思维应用于能源领域。软件和系统技术将使公司能够引领潮流,为每个人提供智能解决方案。FEV汇集了来自不同背景和专业最聪明的人,为当前和未来的挑战寻找新的解决方案。

但FEV不会止步于此。
展望未来,FEV将继续挑战极限,推动创新。FEV 在全球 40 多个地点拥有 ###EMPLOYEES## 名高素质员工,设计的解决方案不仅能满足当今的需求,还能满足未来的需求。最终,FEV不断发展,以可持续出行、能源和驱动一切的软件为基础,为合作伙伴,为员工和世界,打造一个更美好,更清洁的未来。
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