Advanced monitoring tool for solid oxide electrolysers
Solid oxide electrolysis cell (SOEC) technologies have an important role to play in the sustainable energy economy of the future. Their high conversion efficiencies as well as their ability to run in reverse mode, so that a SOEC system functions as a solid oxide fuel cell, make them compelling technologies for hydrogen production and renewable energy storage. However, their operation mode involves high currents and transients that cause cell degradation. The EU-funded REACTT project aims to address this issue by developing a monitoring, diagnostic, prognostic and control tool for SOEC systems. The new tool for analysing the electrolyser systems should help increase their reliability and extend stack lifetime.
Fields of science
- H2020-EU.3.3. - SOCIETAL CHALLENGES - Secure, clean and efficient energy Main Programme
- H2020-EU.220.127.116.11. - Increase the energy efficiency of production of hydrogen mainly from water electrolysis and renewable sources while reducing operating and capital costs, so that the combined system of the hydrogen production and the conversion using the fuel cell system can compete with the alternatives for electricity production available on the market
- H2020-EU.18.104.22.168. - Demonstrate on a large scale the feasibility of using hydrogen to support integration of renewable energy sources into the energy systems, including through its use as a competitive energy storage medium for electricity produced from renewable energy sources
Funding SchemeFCH2-RIA - Research and Innovation action
75015 Paris 15
84084 Fisciano Sa
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