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The fuel cell testing and standardisation network


Project timeline
January 2003
36 months
December 2005
General Information
The main objective of the FCTESTNET is to create a network of research and industrial organisations involved in development and testing of FC and FC systems. This network will produce proposals for harmonisation of test procedures at the level of FC systems down to stacks and cells. Such harmonisation is necessary to enable objective comparison of R&D results and evaluation of technological progress. It will be a valuable input for international standardisation bodies working in FC technology.The consortium brings together 55 partners from well-known European research centres, Universities, research departments of the Industry and Small and Medium Enterprises working in the FC field.The strength of this project is in the combination of a top-down approach, starting from an analysis of various FC applications, with a bottom-up approach, starting from an inventory of existing test methodologies at the stack, cell and component level. These two approaches will result in an integrated framework of testing procedures, in which testing methods for FC systems, stacks and cells for different application areas are based on common, harmonised methodology.
EU-Programme Acronym and Subprogramme AreaFP5-EESD (Energy): Medium to long term target actions: (G) Fuel cells and hydrogen technologies
Project TypeThematic Network
Contract NumberENG2-CT-2002-20657
Co-ordinatorVerein Deutscher Ingenieure e.V. (DE)
Total Eligible Costs (€) Hereon Eligible Costs (€) EC Funding for Hereon (€)
Contact Person at Hereon Dr. Thomas Klassen, Institute for Materials Research, WTP
Worldwide Europe

Catella Generics AG (ES), Commissariat Energie Atomique CEA (FR), Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (NL), Ente Per Le Nuove Tecnologie, L'Energia e L'Ambiente (IT), European Commission (BE), FEV Motorentechnik GmbH (DE), Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg (DE), Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (NL), Verein Deutscher Ingenieure e.V. (DE), Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung (DE)

(completed December 2005)

Last Update: 16. April 2021