FCpoweredRBS Consortium

The project consortium includes both large and small entities which are fuel cell, Telecom Systems developers and R&D centres for data acquisition and analysis. These partners are located throughout the European Union covering the southern (Italy), central (Switzerland,) and northern Europe (Belgium, Denmark). This geographical spread will enable the deployment of PEM fuel cell systems with power levels in the 1-6kW range across the EU and ensure that systems are tested and validated under different environmental conditions and different uses.

The project will involve a significant number of final users to provide a good sampling of performance characteristics across a wide spectrum of users from the telecommunications industry. These users will have an opportunity to gain experience in these new systems in a systematic manner, with independent analysis from outside experts and with the backing of third party institutions. These technologies are widely considered able to provide an economic value proposition for users that currently employ battery-based Radio Base power systems.

Given the scope of the project, the consortium involves a good balance of private industry, both large and small, and research organisations. It includes partners from:

  •  Telecom Industry (ERICSSON)
  •  Fuel Cell Industry (Dantherm, MES)
  •  Ancillary industry to FC: (GreenHydrogen)
  •  Research Organisations (University of Rome Tor Vergata, JRC)

The Consortium as a whole represents 4 European countries (Italy, Denmark, Switzerland and Belgium).

The partners are today involved in many activities, networks and projects nationally but also European. This is very important for the FCpoweredRBS project both in terms of available know-how but also to use these connections to disseminate the result and findings.

Ericsson is the world’s leading provider of technology and services to telecom operators. Ericsson is the leader in 2G, 3G and 4G mobile technologies, and provides support for networks with over 2 billion subscribers and has the leading position in managed services. The company’s portfolio comprises mobile and fixed network infrastructure, telecom services, software, broadband and multimedia solutions for operators, enterprises and the media industry.

Dantherm Power S/A
Dantherm Power is a fuel cell systems integrator company. Our company started in 2003 as a R&D project within Dantherm Air Handling A/S. The project focused on developing a backup power solution, based on fuel cell technology, for compact cooling and climate solutions for IT and telecom networks. In 2005 we introduced the first backup power units driven by fuel cells, offering a commercially and environmentally viable alternative to diesel generators and battery backup units. Aps
GreenHydrogen develops and build hydrogen system for onsite-generation of hydrogen. Founded in 2007, is a private limited company with 5 shareholders which cover the general skills and technologies required to work seriously and commercially with hydrogen production by electrolysis. To ensure the hydrogen system are base on the state-of-the-art technology GH work close together with Risø/DTU, DTU and Force Technology

Founded in 1976, is part of a pool of 14 companies worldwide, MES SA is located in Stabio, Canton Ticino and has been working to develop, design, manufacture and commercialize components for Automotive, Household appliances and ventilation industries. Since the beginning of 2010, due to the acquisition of MES-DEA’s PEM FC Technology MES SA is also developing, manufacturing and commercializing PEM air cooled fuel cells systems with power range between 0.1 kW and 3kW.

EC, DG Joint Research Centre, Institute for Energy (JRC)
The Institute for Energy (IE) is part of the Directorate General Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission. Its mission is to provide scientific and technical support for the conception, development, implementation and monitoring of community policies related to energy. JRC supports EU actions by executing its specific research programmes in the fields of clean and sustainable energy spanning both nuclear and non-nuclear

Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata
The Department of Industrial Engineering of the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” is an Academic Institution which performs research and teaching activities in the field of mechanical engineering. Scientific staff has a longstanding experience in the field of internal combustion engines, vehicles development, material science and technology. Both experimental and computational facilities can be found for system and components testing

Demonstration Project for Power Supply to Telecom Stations through FC technology