CEA is a French Governmental Research Organization devoted to both fundamental and industrial R&D in the field of energy, information and health technologies, and defense. The business unit hosting the project, CEA-LITEN (Laboratory of Innovations for New Energies Technologies) is located in Grenoble and addresses the following energy applications: hybrid components for micro-power sources, solar thermal and photovoltaic energies, hydrogen production and storage, batteries and fuel cells (SOFC and PEFC).

Within ENDURANCE, CEA is involved in modeling, advanced characterization of cell microstructure, Cr poisoning, interaction glass sealing - stack components.