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Materials and components for Hydrogen production by sulphur based thermochemical cycles

Objetivo

HycycleS aims at the qualification and enhancement of materials and components for key steps of thermochemical cycles for solar or nuclear hydrogen generation. The focus of HycycleS is the decomposition of sulphuric acid which is the central step of the sulphur based family of those processes, especially the hybrid sulphur cycle and the sulphur-iodine cycle. Breakthrough developments are targeted for both with an accent on the hybrid sulphur cycle. Emphasis is put on materials and components for sulphuric acid evaporation, decomposition, and sulphur dioxide separation. The suitability of materials and the reliability of the components will be shown in practice by decomposing sulphuric acid and separating its decomposition products in scalable prototypes. The final aim is to bring thermochemical water splitting closer to realisation by improving the efficiency, stability, practicability, and costs of the key components involved and by elaborating detailed engineering solutions. The activities comprise the experimental identification and evaluation of suitable materials – in particular ceramics of the SiC family, development and test of the key components evaporator, decomposer, and separator as prototypes, qualification of catalysts, construction materials and components, modelling of those components and characteristics of materials, and analysis of the techno-economic impact on the overall process. The project takes into account the activities currently performed in the US, Japan, and Australia. Therefore key partners from those countries, Westinghouse, JAEA, and CSIRO, are involved to ensure coordination of activities and information exchange with respect to sulphur based cycles in the different continents and the definition of interfaces. Beyond that, HycycleS activities will be strongly linked with international initiatives on hydrogen production under the aegis of IPHE, IEA, INERI, and Gen IV to ensure mutual benefit from different international programmes.

Convocatoria de propuestas

FP7-ENERGY-2007-1-RTD
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Coordinador

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
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Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Alemania
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Research Organisations
Aportación de la UE
€ 836 115
Contacto administrativo
Georg Boehm (Mr.)

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COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
Francia
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€ 790 459,25
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Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
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Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
Andre Guilbaud (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
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€ 485 000
Dirección
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Gill Wells (Ms.)
CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS
Greece
Aportación de la UE
€ 295 000
Dirección
Charilaou Thermi Road 6Th Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
Costas Kiparissides (Prof.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Bélgica
Aportación de la UE
€ 294 993,80
Dirección
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
Olivier Petre (Mr.)
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italia
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€ 211 050
Dirección
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
00196 Roma
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
Pietro Tarquini (Dr.)
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Suiza
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€ 199 125,20
Dirección
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Aldo Steinfeld (Prof.)
EMPRESARIOS AGRUPADOS INTERNACIONAL SA
España
Aportación de la UE
€ 195 005
Dirección
Calle Magallanes 3
28015 Madrid
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
María Teresa Domínguez (Mrs.)
BOOSTEC SA
Francia
Aportación de la UE
€ 442 074,75
Dirección
Zone Industrielle
65450 Bazet
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Anne Pain (Ms.)