Ballard Power Systems Europe (Denmark)
Ballard Power Systems Europe is a fuel cell integrator company located in Denmark owned by Ballard Power System Inc, Canada, who is a leader in research, development, manufacturing, sales and servicing of PEM fuel cells. The company, in collaboration with its principle Ballard Power Systems, has the capability to supply fully integrated fuel cell modules with power ranging from 300 W to 1 MW. In 2010, the company’s first large scale fuel cell system was installed at FirstEnergy Generation Corp. The Ohio based utility employs the 1MW unit during times of high electricity demand. The technology incorporated in the fuel cell stack and balance of plant has been well proven in multiple applications. The new fuel cell stack platform for large scale distributed power generation, the FCgen™-1300, commenced development in mid-2008.
Hydrogène de France SAS (France)
HDF (Hydrogène de France SAS) develops, builds, finances and operates Renewstable® power plants combining renewable energy and hydrogen mass storage. Independent power producer (IPP), expert and pioneer in hydrogen energy solutions, HDF is the Cleargen Project’s initiator and leader.
HDF supports the management of Cleargen in addition to the integration, implementation and operation of the 1MW Fuel Cell. HDF will continuously monitor operation of the Fuel Cell to ensure optimal generation of electricity using the hydrogen by-product generated in the refinery.
AQUIPAC SAS (France)
AQUIPAC SAS (AQUIPAC) is a special purpose vehicle (SPV) created to facilitate the incorporation of investors during the project. This type of mounting is common for the implementation of renewable energy because of the specific French administrative procedures to achieve. AQUIPAC will be in charge of fuel cell operation during and after the project. The capital is currently held by HDF and the manager of the company is Mr Damien Havard.
JEMA Energy SA (Spain)
JEMA Energy designs and manufactures Power Electronics Converters for the Industrial and Research fields. Established in 1953, JEMA Energy has supplied a vast number of power converters and solutions worldwide. The main features of these developments are excellent performance, robustness and highest reliability. The company provides products and services to a variety of industries, including Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Smart Grids, Grid Quality Systems, Oil & Gas, Plasma Physics Research Laboratories, Aeronautics & Space, Transportation & e-Mobility, etc.
The main JEMA Energy’s aim is to become an International Corporation, leader in Power Electronic Solutions, with the Customer’s Full Satisfaction as main directive. JEMA Energy is part of IRIZAR Group since 2009.
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE UNK – UNIVERSITE DE BORDEAUX UNK (France)
The Institute for Solid State Chemistry Bordeaux (French: Institut de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Bordeaux, ICMCB) was founded in 1995. It is part of the CNRS, but is associated with the the Science and Technology Department of University of Bordeaux, and also maintains close links with the local engineering school Polytechnical Institute of Bordeaux (IPB) and the technical college Institut Universitaire de Technologie (IUT, now part of Université de Bordeaux). The CNRS Institute, is located within the Bordeaux University Campus. CNRS-ICMCB is involved in academic researches in the field of advanced materials. Three of the seven groups currently work in the field of materials for energy. The group Energy # 1 from the Institut de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Bordeaux) dedicated to Fuel Cell and hydrogen storage” will participate to this project.
CNRS-BX (ICMCB) has more than 20 years’ experience in the field of electroceramics, which can be relevant materials as SOFC cathode. New materials have been proposed and patented during the last years. Thanks to the creation of a fuel cells test platform in 2007, ICMCB has a good experience in shaping electrodes, electrochemical experiments as well as fuel cell tests.