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Development of next generation metal based SOFC stack technology

Objective

Today ceramic anode-supported SOFC cells represent the state-of-the-art with respect to high-temperature fuel cells. However the use of ceramic SOFC cells inherently impose limits in terms of reliability, cost and ability to handle transients. The objective of the METSOFC project is to develop the next generation of metal based SOFC stack technology. Within the project metal supported SOFC cells will be developed and tested and new metallic stack materials will be developed and tested as well, including new robust insulating seals between layers. Finally, the developed stacks will be tested up to the 1 kWe level. The METSOFC project consists of six work packages: WP1 Product and test definition WP2 Materials and components WP3 Cells WP4 Stacks WP5 Testing WP6 Dissemination and exploitation of project results The METSOFC consortium comprises a strong vertically integrated team, representing all core competences necessary to carry out the development. Between them, the partners have the sufficient experience and position to ensure that the technology developed will be market oriented and industrially relevant. The members of the METSOFC consortium have also been selected to provide the LEANEST and most efficient organisation possible. All the members have prior collaboration experience in other bilateral and multilateral partnerships. Metal based SOFC stack technology will improve functionality, reliability and reproducibility and reduce manufacturing cost of SOFC stacks, in particular for APU applications which require fast start up and thermal cycling, carbon containing fuel gas, high current density, chock vibration resistance, fast transients in electrical loads, and red-ox cycling. Current state-of-the-art anode-supported cells rely upon nickel/zirconia materials that will not be able to meet neither the technical requirements, nor the future allowable total cost for SOFC systems (such as the approximately 350 EUR per kilowatt).

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fuel cell

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2007-1-RTD
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

TOPSOE FUEL CELL A/S
Address
Nymoellevej 55
2800 Lyngby
Denmark
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 778 791
Administrative Contact
Nikolai Saxil Jørgensen (Mr.)

Participants (6)

AKTIEBOLAGET SANDVIK MATERIALSTECHONOLOGY
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 306 561
Address
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811 81 Sandviken
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mikael Schuisky (Dr.)
SANDVIK OSPREY LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 170 952,50
Address
Milland Road, Red Jacket Works
SA11 1NJ Neath
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martin Kearns (Dr.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 1 107 843,50
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Séverine Ramousse (Dr.)
AVL LIST GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 370 690
Address
Hans-list-platz 1
8020 Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Josef Affenzeller (Dr.)
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 581 688
Address
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41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christina Sjogren (Ms.)
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 271 320
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bettina Von Hagens (Ms.)