| Commissariat à lEnergie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives (CEA), France
CEA LITEN (staff: 550) is a technological research institute dedicated to new energy
technologies and nano-materials research. CEA heads the N.ERGHY research grouping.
Within CEA LITEN, the LCPEM (~50 people) covers R&D on PEM materials (membranes,catalysts, catalyst supports, GDLs), electrochemical characterization of catalysts, PEMFC MEA
manufacturing and durability (with 15 single cell test benches) in close link with an original modelling approach (MEMEPHYS). The program for New Energy Technologies (NET) of the
CEA also relies heavily, for the material innovation, on the Materials Department (DMAT) at CEA Le Ripault. The interest of the LTSP lab within DMAT is to develop new materials for the
core of PEM fuel cells. This interest is reflected in the collaborative development programs in the field of composite bipolar plates, proton conductive membranes and catalyst layers.
| Nedstack fuel cell technology BV (Nedstack), The Netherlands
Nedstack is an independent, privately-owned, fuel cell manufacturer, dedicated to producing the best value for money PEM fuel cell stacks in the market.
Nedstack is the fuel cell stack provider of choice for integrators who deliver energy systems for telecom, rail and utilities applications, and transport purposes.
Nedstack is the largest independent PEM fuel cell stack producer in Europe and the second largest in the world. The company supports customers with system integration know-how which has been developed in various demonstration projects.
Apart from the delivery of stacks and know-how, Nedstack builds turn-key PEM power plants to co-generate energy from hydrogen produced in chlor-alkali plants.
| Fundacion Cidetec (Cidetec), Spain
IK4-CIDETEC, a Technology Centre belonging to the IK4 Research Alliance, specialises in generating and transferring knowledge and technology in the areas of Materials (Nanomaterials, Biomaterials and Sensors), Surfaces (Ceramic and Metallic Coatings, Surface Processing) and Energy (Batteries, Fuel Cells and Materials for Energy systems). Our mission is to enhance business competitiveness and capacity for innovation through the development of new products and processes. We aim to become strategic allies of our clients, helping them define their innovation strategies and providing information and technology solutions that add value to their businesses.IK4-CIDETEC had an annual turnover of 10M€ in 2013 and at the present time employs a highly qualified staff of 125 people, 50% of them PhDs.
The Energy Division of IK4-CIDETEC mainly focuses into two technological fields, in which a highly-qualified multidisciplinary team comprising doctors, graduates and engineers dedicate their time to the development of R&D activities. These fields are: batteries, focusing in advanced primary and secondary batteries -mainly lithium ion-, and fuel cells, focusing in proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFC).