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Integrated hydrogen power packs for portable and other autonomous applications (HYPER)
Start date: Sep 3, 2012, End date: Sep 2, 2015 PROJECT  FINISHED 

"The proposed HYPER System is a scaleable and flexible portable power platform technology representing significant advances in terms of fuel cell development, hydrogen storage and associated supply. R&D will generate both new scientific knowledge and new technologies for exploitation. Specifically the project will:• Focus on developing a system based on application specific operational and performance targets, informed by early and ongoing end user intelligence;• Embed cost improvement and design for manufacture within the development pathway to optimise material and assembly costs and meet key cost targets;• Demonstrate complete application specific prototypes in the field with end users;• Deliver a market ready system that is flexible in design, and cost effective, for rapid roll out across multiple applications.The HYPER System can be readily customised to meet a range of application specific requirements including: power output, energy (or runtime), fuelling options, and cost (capex and opex). The system is based on a modular LT PEM fuel cell system with a common interface to use with alternative hydrogen supply modules. Two generic types of (interchangeable) hydrogen storage module will be developed: a bespoke gaseous hydrogen storage module; and a solid-state hydrogen storage module based on nanostructured hydrogen storage materials.Two proof of concept HYPER Systems will be developed and demonstrated; 100 We portable power pack/field battery charger, and a 500 We (continuous) range extender for a UAV. This will validate the scalability and robustness of the system whilst addressing early market opportunities that are aligned with the direct commercial interests of the Consortium Partners.The Consortium will provide a European supply chain, and early routes to market, for the subsequent commercial exploitation of the HYPER System."
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