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Modeling and Integration for Mobility Platform
Hydrogen and batteries are two complementary solutions for tomorrow's
carbon-free land, air, and maritime transportation.
Batteries are better for light vehicles over short and medium distances, while
hydrogen is the solution of choice for
heavy-vehicle and long-distance transportation. In terms of where electric and hybrid-electric vehicle development currently stands, both of these energy storage technologies will be needed.
The Modeling and Integration for Mobility Platform takes a system-level approach to solutions for mobility, from individual technologies to complete drivetrain systems. The platform can size systems and optimize energy management depending on vehicle usage.
The platform's activities are organized around two units that work closely together to drive advances
toward carbon-free mobility!
virtual and physical testing into hybrid battery and fuel cell systems for land, air, and maritime vehicles in
conditions representative of the target use cases. Tests can be completed in the lab or in the real world, and are a valuable source of feedback on the performance,
cycling, and ageing of systems developed by the CEA. The unit's main activities are:
develops multiphysics and multiscale simulation models and tools for Li-ion batteries, fuel cells, and proton exchange membrane electrolyzers. The unit's mission is to improve the performance, durability, and safety of these technologies to shorten time to market. Its activities include:
The Modeling and Integration for Mobility Platform provides CEA-Liten's R&D partners with data they can use to make their products more reliable and, more generally, improve them before they are released. Partners can also leverage the platform's know-how to develop new products.
The current maximum operating temperature for commercial PEMFCs of 80°C acts as a brake to the wider use of this technology in the decarbonizing of the heavy transportation sector.
CEA-Liten, a CEA Tech institute, improved and updated its dimensioning software for energy systems combining fuel cells and batteries. The new release should help make developing hybrid electric vehicles more efficient.
A 50 kW SOFC-type fuel cell will be installed on board the MSC Europa cruise ship (built by the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard) in 2022. The project* is financed by French energy agency ADEME and marks a major step toward making cruise ships more environmentally friendly.
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CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.