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Coordination Action of Research on Intermediate and high temperature Specialised Membrane electrode Assembles


Project timeline
January 2007
24 months
December 2008
General Information
This Coordination Action seeks to network research activities in Europe on high temperature membrane electrode assembles and their components. Coordination activities are centered around membranes, catalysts and high temperature MEAs, with cross-cutting activities on the impact of high temperature operation on degradation of MEA components and MEA durability, identification of proton transfer mechanisms operating in water free conditions, and technical specifications for high temperature PEMFC applications. The CARISMA partnership assembles the expertise in high temperature PEMFC in European research institutes and universities and includes committed stakeholders from SMEs, industrial developers of high temperature MEAs, membranes, catalysts, gas diffusion layers, carbon supports, as well as end users of high temperature MEAs and high temperature stacks. The group will interact with the Hydrogen and Fuel cells platform to refine the strategic reserach agenda and will facilitate interaction with equivalent groups in other continents. High temperature membranes and MEAs are a priority area of the strategic research agenda and the International Partnership for a Hydrogen Economy scoping paper on PEMFC, and this timely grouping into a Coordination action will increase the impact of on-going Community funded and nationally funded programmes.
EU-Programme Acronym and Subprogramme AreaFP6-2005-Energy-4
Project TypeCoordination Action (CA)
Contract Number039041
Co-ordinatorCNRS (FR)
Total Eligible Costs (€) Hereon Eligible Costs (€) EC Funding for Hereon (€)
Contact Person at Hereon Prof. Dr. Volker Abetz, Institute of Polymer Research, PM Phone: +49 4152 87 2461, (initial contact: Prof. Suzanna Pereira-Nunes, Institute of Polymer Research)
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Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BG), Centre for Process Innovation Ltd. (UK), Chalmers University of Technology (SE), CNR-ITAE, Institute for Transformation and Storage of Energy, Messina (IT), CNRS (FR), Commissariat Energie Atomique CEA (FR), Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt DLR (DE), EDF - European Institut for Energy Research EWIV (DE), Freudenberg FCCT KG (DE), FUMA-TECH GmbH (DE), Fundacion CIDETEC (ES), Ilika Technologies Ltd. (UK), Johnson Matthey (UK), Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (SE), Lunds Universitet (SE), Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V., München (DE), Netherlands Energy Research Foundation ECN (NL), Nuvera Fuel Cells Europe SRL (IT), Pemeas GmbH (DE), Solvay Solexis SPA (IT), Technical University of Denmark (DK), TiMCAL Ltd (CH), Umicore AG & Co KG (DE), Universita Degli Studi di Perugia (IT), Universita Degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata (IT), Universita Degli Studi Di Roma "La Sapienza" (IT), Universität Stuttgart (DE), University of Helsinki (FI), University of Newcastle upon Tyne (UK), University of Reading (UK), University of Surrey (UK), Volkswagen AG (DE), Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung (DE)

(completed December 2008)

Last Update: 16. April 2021