HyTRAN - Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies for Road Transport, a project under the auspices of the European Commission's Sixth Framework Program for Sustainable Development, should advance the fuel cell technology towards commercially viable solutions by developing components and systems and to integrate the subsystems into innovative, fully integrated and compact Fuel Cell Systems.
The project is divided into two technical platforms:
80 kW Direct Hydrogen PEM Fuel Cell system for propulsion of passenger cars
5 kW Diesel Reformate PEM Fuel Cell Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) for truck on-board power supply
TENNECO is playing a central role in this project. One of TENNECO's key tasks is the full system integration of the Fuel Cell APU. In a first step the system was integrated virtually with help of CATIA V5. In a second step, TENNECO is building the prototype, based on the results gained from the virtual integration work. Beside this important contribution, TENNECO is also active on a component level (e.g. sulphur trap, self-actuated pressure control valves) and on a subsystem level (e.g. diesel and water supply system testing, acoustic measurements).