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Feb 08 2018

HEATSTACK passes the half-way point

As we entered 2018, HEATSTACK has now completed just over half of the 3-year project duration. This exciting project, funded through the FCH Joint Undertaking and Horizon 2020, focuses on reducing the cost of the two most expensive components within the fuel cell system; the fuel cell stack and heat exchanger, which together represent the majority of total system CAPEX.

In our first 18 months, although HEATSTACK has encountered technical and commercial challenges there has been significant progress made across a range of key development areas – these include the design of the cathode air preheater (CAPH) and new process tooling/equipment, fuel cell stack design optimisation and process development, materials research and testing, and heat exchanger design evaluation, prototyping and testing.

During this time, the project partners have promoted HEATSTACK online (via this website and social media), through attendance at high profile events attended by key stakeholders from both industry and academia, and with a combination of internal and external publications that includes a project brochure, a news feature in the Fuel Cells Bulletin/online at Science, and a paper published in the Journal of the Electrochemical Society (ECS).

To find out more about HEATSTACK, you can view the different sections of this website or contact us for further information. We would be pleased to connect with you via Twitter and LinkedIn.



  • Senior Flexonics
  • Vaillant
  • University of Birmingham
  • ICI Caldaie
  • PNO Consultants UK
  • Sunfire

EU logoThis project has received funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking under grant agreement No 700564. This Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, Hydrogen Europe and Hydrogen Europe Research.