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SPACT80: Fuel cell module for Rail

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Description

The SPACT 80 project aims at developing a hybrid fuel cell generator for embedded rail applications. As part of this project, a 80 kW fuel cell, made by HELION Hydrogen Power, was tested under real conditions on a representative rail application platform, and thus integrated into a locomotive of the SNCF (French National Railway Company). A technical achievement made possible by a several robustness tests of the technology facing collisions and vibrations.

Partners: SNCF, INRETS, FCellSys, the DGA (the General Delegation for Armaments), the French Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies office (CEA)
With financial support of: ANR (French National Research Agency)


Date: 2009

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