The EU project INN-BALANCE (INNovative Cost Improvements for BALANCE of Plant Components of Automotive PEMFC Systems) is developing new fuel cell Balance of Plant (BoP) components. They now released some more details.
Funded by the FCH JU, the INN-BALANCE project has been running for about a year. Partners include Volvo, Brose, the DLR and universities. They now went into detail on what they are developing.
INN-BALANCE is developing a new air turbo-compressor, combined hydrogen injection and recirculation, advanced control and diagnosis devices and a new approach to thermal management. They also work on the smart integration of the newly developed components. An automotive fuel cell stack will finally be incorporated into a vehicle powertrain to test its drivability, durability and performance.