PACE – Fuel cells and gas absorption heat pumps

PACE is an EU project focussing on the large-scale deployment of the Fuel Cell micro-Cogeneration in over 2800 customer homes and small enterprises in ten European countries. Fuel Cell micro-Cogeneration, is a technology that uses a single fuel (hydrogen, natural gas or LPG) to produce both heat and electricity for a building. This technology has a low heat-to-power ratio therefore it is well suited to the evolving trend in buildings towards higher electricity use and low space heating demand. The 5-year PACE project, “Pathway to a Competitive European Fuel Cell micro-Cogeneration market”, brings together European manufacturers, utilities, and research institutes. The project will enable manufacturers to move towards product industrialisation and will foster market development at the national level by engaging building professionals and the wider energy community. The PACE project is a € 90 million public-private project co-funded by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking (FCH JU).

COGEN Europe, together with manufacturers and research partners
>2,800 households
PEM and SOFC fuel cells
In operation, 2016-2021

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