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FMETEKN-FME - teknologi

Mobility Zero Emission Energy Systems

Alternative title: Nasjonalt forskningssenter for nullutslippstransport

Awarded: NOK 120.0 mill.

Norway has access to vast amounts of renewable power, some of which can be used to produce electricity and hydrogen for transport. Battery and hydrogen technologies have been demonstrated for use in light duty zero emission transport applications. In Norway there are ambitious goals for low- and zero-emission transport, but further developments are needed before new battery and hydrogen technologies can be introduced into heavy-duty transport sectors (road, rail, and sea). This is the motivation to establish a long-term national research effort on zero-emission energy systems for transport. The main objective with MoZEES is to be a Center for environment-friendly energy research with focus on new battery and hydrogen materials, components, technologies, and systems for existing and future transport applications on road, rail, and sea. The Center contributes to the design and development of safe, reliable, and cost competitive zero-emission transport solutions. There is also a strong focus on education PhD-students and post-doctoral fellows in the center. The specific focus areas for the research activities are: 1.New materials and processes for niche markets in the battery and hydrogen industry 2.Battery and hydrogen components and technologies for export-oriented products 3.Battery and hydrogen systems for application into near to medium term transport markets (road, rail, sea), with focus on maritime applications 4.New transport solutions and services, with focus on techno-economic feasible pathways towards zero-emission systems. MoZEES is a collaboration between 4 research institutes (IFE, SINTEF, TØI, and FFI), 3 universities (UiO, NTNU, and USN), 6 public partners, 2 private interest organizations, and 21 commercial and industrial partners, including key battery and hydrogen materials, components, technology, and systems suppliers. There has also been established formal collaboration agreements (MoUs) with four international universities: RWTH University Aachen (Germany), University of Uppsala (Sweden), University of California Davis (USA), and University of Genova (Italy). Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) at Kjeller in Norway is the host for FME MoZEES. In MoZEES there is a special focus on research and development of zero emission solutions for heavy-duty transport, and especially on the use of batteries and hydrogen in maritime applications. There is also a strong focus on battery material research that can assist the development of new Norwegian industrial battery value chains. Below are some highlights from 2020: In 2021 RCN conducted a midterm evaluation of the FME-centers. MoZEES received excellent feedback from the external panel and the Center is now continuing the work with the latest approved 3-year work plan towards 2024. A MoZEES Roadmap for battery and hydrogen technology was developed prior to the FME midway evaluation. These roadmaps have been published in the MoZEES Annual Report for 2020 and presented in various seminars and meetings. In 2021 there were also produced many scientific publications, demonstrating high quality on the research. The MoZEES Annual Meeting 2021 was held as a physical meeting in Trondheim and attracted more than 150 participants during the open part of the meeting (Day 1) and more than 100 participants for the closed meetings (Day 2). Day 1 was an international meeting with participants from 20 different countries (50% from Norway). This shows that there is a growing interest for the research in MoZEES, both nationally and internationally. The research results developed over time are now being used by several of the industry and user partners. The MoZEES Innovation Forum, which was established in 2020, is designed to capture the new ideas created in the Center. Production of Silicon for use in Li-ion batteries og assembly of full battery cells is a key activity in MoZEES. A large research study on nickel metal electrodes for alkaline water electrolysis was recently completed. These research activities are all highly relevant for Norwegian industry. The research on batteries and fuel cells for maritime applications is also continuing. In 2021 there have also been performed thermal runaway experiments on Li-ion batteries and a risk study on hydrogen trucks and trains in tunnels. MoZEES has also taken the initiative to disseminate information with industry and public partners on battery and hydrogen safety. In 2021 there were more than 80 researchers and students active in different research tasks in MoZEES, including ca. 15 professors, 20 senior researchers and 25 young researchers. In addition, about 25 technology experts from the industry partners participate and contribute to the research. In 2021 there were 14 PhD-students, 3 post-doctoral fellowships, and 8 master students associated with the Center. Participants come from 20 different countries, which makes MoZEES a very international research center.

Norway has access to vast amounts of renewable power, some of which can be used to produce electricity and hydrogen for transport. Battery and hydrogen technologies have been demonstrated for use in light duty zero emission transport applications. In Norway there are ambitious goals for low- and zero-emission transport, but further developments are needed before new battery and hydrogen technologies can be introduced into heavy-duty transport sectors (road, rail, and sea). This is the motivation to establish a long-term national research effort on zero-emission energy systems for transport. The main objective with MoZEES is to be a Center for environment-friendly energy research with focus on new battery and hydrogen materials, components, technologies, and systems for existing and future transport applications on road, rail, and sea. There will be a specific focus on research that leads to innovations in several areas. The goal is to contribute to the design and development of safe, reliable, and cost competitive zero-emission transport solutions. There will also be a strong focus on higher education and scientific output; 13 PhDs and 5 post.docs. will be funded by the Center. The Center is a collaboration between four research institutes (IFE, SINTEF, TØI, and FFI), three universities (UiO, NTNU, and HSN), 22 industry partners, 3 private and 7 public organizations. The commercial and industrial partners include materials specialist, component manufacturing, and technology companies; bus, car and logistic companies; an electric ship builder; and certification companies. The public partners include the national Road, Rail, and Coastal authorities, two counties, one Port Authority, and a national funding agency for renewable energy and alternative transport. Public dissemination will be facilitate by the seven public partners and thee private interest organizations. IFE is the host for the Center.

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