CAMELOT has passed the month 18 marker of its three-year duration. The project has shown good progress in the period with development of beyond state-of-the-art components for fuel cells. Characterisation and simulation is being performed in order to guide the development further.
FURTHER-FC is the sister project of CAMELOT: it was funded under the same topic in 2019. On July 6 in Stuttgart at DLR premises, a workshop on fuel cell modelling was hosted by the FURTHER-FC consortium. Coordinator of CAMELOT, Thor Aarhaug was invited to present CAMELOT. Due to covid restrictions, a limit of 50 participants were set. The event was fully booked, and in addition about 50 to 60 participated online. In addition to project presentations, invited talks from Toyota Motor Europe, Chemours and Hydrogen Europe set the scope of the project in a wider perspective.
The workshop featured high-quality presentations on modelling of fuel cells. Performance challenges like oxygen mass limitations due to ionomer in CCL was discussed in detail, and Chemours presented their new ionomer product with improved oxygen diffusion.
F-cell hosted its 20th live event in Stuttgart in September 2020, an industry’s key international networking event for the emerging hydrogen energy sector. This annual event for hydrogen and fuel cell experts provided an extensive overview for relevant international markets and industries as well as technological advancements. After a tough year for in-person business networking events, COVID-19 health measures were adapted to have held a successful 2-day hybrid conference and trade fair. Through a combination of on-site and online access, f-cell 2020 hosted 650 Attendees from around the world, 92 Speakers, 52 Exhibitors, 4 Plenaries, 12 Sessions, 16 f-cell Pitches, an f-cell award ceremony, and a 24-hour Hydrogen Challenge with 17 teams. Fuel Cell Powertrain (FCP) has showcased its 30 kW Fuel Cell Module for mobile applications in the heavy duty sector integrated in its RED60 Fuel Cell system showing that it is possible using multiple modules to scale to a wide power range addressing a huge variety of applications. FCP also actively promoted the region of Chemnitz, in the State of Saxony, about to become a major center of competence for fuel cell technology and, thus, also leveraged the event to highlight its commitment in the highly innovative FCH-JU funded Project CAMELOT.
CAMELOT Kick-off meeting was held on the 23rd and 24th of January hosted by Johnson Matthey Technology Center. All the partners and the FCH JU project officer were present during a full day of activities' presentations.