Programme of Work
Fuel cells complement batteries and other energy-storage devices by offering silent, clean, and efficient energy-conversion technology. The Task worked collaboratively with the IEA Implementing Agreement on Advanced Fuel Cells.
The work focused on polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells as the dominant vehicle technology used. A final report was issued in 2011 for participating Task members.
The participants used foresight studies and technology assessments that focused on these topics:
Fuel cell vehicles’ (FCV) configurations
Main components for FCVs: power electronics and electric machines, energy storage, fuel cells
Hydrogen production, storage in vehicle, dispensing (connectors) and distribution
The Task started in 2007 and concluded in 2010.
Actual member countries were Austria, Switzerland, and the U.S.
Financing and Sponsorship
There was an annual contribution to pay for the membership.
Benefits of Participation
The shared activities saved members research costs and time. Each member provided expert information of benefit to other members’ efforts towards defining their countries' national fuel cell research areas.