The MEDUSA 300 Phase I Project has achieved its milestone related to: scaling, optimization and design of technology demonstrators.
The follow-up meeting took place at the offices of the General Sub-Directorate of Planning, Technology and Innovation (SDG PLATIN) of the Ministry of Defense. MEDUSA–the temporary union of companies JALVASUB Engineering and the CIDAUT Foundation, together with their collaborator, the Fluid Physics Laboratory of the UNED–satisfactorily presented the results they had achieved. The results are related to scaling, component optimization and the design of 1 kW demonstrators.
The milestone reached has great significance in the development of the next phases of the Project. It shows the companies have the technological and industrial capacity required by the project. This allows the risk-free manufacture of the PEM fuel cell demonstrators, at the real scale required in the S-80 submarine and with a functional performance that exceed those specified in the project.
The Medusa 300 project will develop the fuel cell system for the AIP S-80 Spanish submarines, which will be based on the innovative design of the ULPHE-PEM (Ultra-Light Platinum Content High Efficient- PEM Fuel Cell). The ULPHE-PEM fuel cell is a new generation of polymeric fuel cells, which can operate both at low and high temperatures, and which is based on a completely Spanish-patented technology, more efficient and with lower weight, volume, and cost than those presently existing on the market.