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Innovative Dual mEmbrAne fueL Cell

Objective

IDEAL-Cell proposes to develop a new innovative and competitive concept of a high temperature Fuel Cell, operated in the range 600-700°C, based on the junction between a PCFC anode/electrolyte part and a SOFC electrolyte/cathode, through a mixed H2 and O2 conducting porous ceramic membrane. Protons created at the anode progress toward the central membrane to meet with Oxygen ions created at the cathode, to form water, which is evacuated through the interconnected porosity network. Therefore, in our concept, Hydrogen, Oxygen and water are located in 3 independent chambers, which allows avoiding all the detrimental consequences linked to the presence of water at electrodes (low fuel and electrical efficiency, interconnect corrosion, need for a gas counter-flow…). The IDEAL-Cell concept brings a considerable enhancement of the overall system efficiency (fine-tuning of the catalytic properties of the electrode, possibility of applying a pressure on both the electrode sides, more simpler and compact stack-design with less sophisticated interconnects, more efficient pre-heating of gas, simplified heat exchange system for co-generation, availability of high quality pure water for vaporeforming …). This 4-year project, divided in 2 parts, is organized so that the risk is minimized at each step. The first 2 years will focus on the proof of the concept with routine materials; the last 2 years will be dedicated to the development of an optimized short-stack with advanced materials and architecture. The project work programme is based on extensive theory and modelling, material development, testing techniques development, benchmarking and dissemination of the knowledge acquired during the duration of the project. The best European teams have been carefully selected according to their complementary expertises and skills, and so that the type of activities involved (academic research, applied research, materials supply) ensures the success of the IDEAL-Cell project.

Field of science

  • /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

ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
Address
Boulevard Saint Michel 60
75272 Paris
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 925 820,25
Administrative Contact
Sophie Cousin (Ms.)

Participants (9)

UNIVERSITE DIJON BOURGOGNE
France
EU contribution
€ 396 223,60
Address
Esplanade Erasme Maison De L Universite
21078 Dijon Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Cristina Brun (Ms.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 542 921
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Massimo Viviani (Dr.)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 703 316,25
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Melanie Knittel (Ms.)
INSTITUTE OF ELECTROCHEMISTRY AND ENERGY SYSTEMS
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 233 100
Address
Acad G Bonchev Street Bl 10
1113 Sofia
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Zdravko Stoynov (Prof.)
NAXAGORAS TECHNOLOGY SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 98 632,50
Address
Boulevard Rembrandt 28
21000 Dijon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christophe Lohr (Dr.)
AKADEMIA GORNICZO-HUTNICZA IM. STANISLAWA STASZICA W KRAKOWIE
Poland
EU contribution
€ 73 778,40
Address
Al Adama Mickiewicza 30
30-059 Krakow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kazimierz Przybylski (Prof.)
TURBOCARE SPA

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 11 095
Address
Corso Romania 661
10100 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Donatella Farese (Ms.)
MARION TECHNOLOGIES S.A.
France
EU contribution
€ 275 408
Address
Parc Technologique Delta Sud
09340 Verniolle
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fabienne Hilaire (Ms.)
VISIMBEL NICOLA BUNDSCHUH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 48 750
Address
Schubartstrasse 33
70190 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nicola Margot Bundschuh (Ms.)