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Fuel cell with Aluminium as base material (BALBAS)

BALBAS aims to investigate whether coated Aluminum alloys can be used for bipolar plates in fuel cells (BPP).

To determine if it is possible to use coated Aluminum alloys as bipolar plates, the contact resistance needs to be low and the corrosion resistance good during the life of the product.

The project intends to use methodology developed for exsitu aging, but also test in a real fuel cell to verify the relevance of the exsitu methods.

Instrumental surface characterization is performed before and after the aging tests. Furthermore , there are matters related to formability and joining techniques for Aluminium of thin sheets that are considered separately.

Summary

Project name

Bipolar plate of Aluminium

Status

Active

RISE role in project

Coordinator, project manager and participant

Project start

Duration

23 months

Total budget

4 500 000 SEK

Partner

Lysekil Plating Technology AB, Tekniska Högskolan i Jönköping, Powercell Sweden AB, Uppsala Universitet, Gränges AB

Funders

Energimyndigheten

Project members

Supports the UN sustainability goals

7. Affordable and clean energy
9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
12. Responsible consumption and production
Anders Lundblad

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Anders Lundblad

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+46 70 591 50 03

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Lars Fast

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Lars Fast

Forskare

+46 10 516 54 02

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