Partners

The collaboration of the three partners involved (one from Czech Republic and two from Norway) is key for the achievement of the project goals. The Norwegian SE (CondAlign AS) will be in charge of fabrication of conductive films that will be deposited on the bipolar plates. In view of the expertise built from previous project on bipolar plates, SINTEF will assist CondAlign in the achievement of properly coated plates and will perform initial test to ensure proper quality. Finally, the expertise of UCT Prague in testing and characterization of electrochemical devices (Fuel Cells and Electrolysers) will be crucial to assess the feasibility of the implementation of the idea to the industrial scale.

UCT Prague

project coordinator

The University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague, is a traditional public university and a natural centre for high-quality instruction and research. UCT Prague focuses on technical chemistry, chemical and biochemical technologies, pharmaceuticals, materials and chemical engineering, the food industry, and environment studies. The Department of Inorganic Technology solving CORE project is focusing on technical electrochemistry and electrochemical engineering especially on hydrogen technologies (fuel cells and water electrolysis) and water treatment, including mathematical modelling.

http://www.vscht.cz/

CondAlign

project partner

CondAlign is SME settled in Norway, has a patented and ground-breaking technology for efficient production of conductive tape and membranes. The company turn existing materials into high value products by applying electric fields to align particles in polymers. By tailor-making conductive films, CondAlign enables break-through products for their technology partners.

https://www.condalign.no/

SINTEF AS

project partner

SINTEF is the largest independent, not-for-profit research organization in Scandinavia, with more than 2000 employees. The SINTEF group is a multidisciplinary contract research organization that performs research and development in sustainable technologies for national and international industry and public sector. Research carried out by SINTEF ranges from basic through applied research to industrial transfer in collaboration with relevant stakeholders. SINTEF is represented in this consortium by three research groups belonging to the department of Sustainable Energy Technology (in SINTEF Industry): one research group located in Oslo (Thin Film and Membrane Technology, TFMT) and two research groups in Trondheim (Electrochemical Energy Conversion and System Solutions, EECSS, and New Energy Solutions, NES). SINTEF is also leading the Norwegian Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Center, which has been established to facilitate high quality research and development of components and testing and validation of systems for fuel cells and electrolysers (https://www.sintef.no/projectweb/nfch/).