INN-BALANCE addresses these technical developments with high focus on cost optimization and manufacturing processes. Alternative supply chains, automotive procedures and quality ranges are also considered to provide competitive components.
As the efficiency of fuel cell powered vehicles depends on all components of the system being well-adjusted, INN-BALANCE also works on the smart integration of the newly developed components. Therefore, the automotive fuel cell stack, with its novel components, will finally be incorporated into a vehicle powertrain to test its drivability, durability and performance.
INN-BALANCE is funded for three years (2017-2019) by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking in the framework of the European Union's research and innovation programme Horizon 2020.