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Robust Advanced Materials for metal Supported SOFC

Objective

The RAMSES project aims at developing an innovative high performance, robust, durable and cost-effective Solid Oxide Fuel Cell based on the Metal Supported Cell concept i.e. the deposition of thin ceramic electrodes and electrolyte on a porous metallic substrate. Both planar and tubular cells will be developed. By considering advanced materials tailored for this cell design, such cells will be able to operate at 600°C on methane steam reforming, with an ASR of 0.8 Ohm.cm² for planar cells and 1.0 Ohm.cm² for tubular cells and a degradation rate of 30 mOhm.cm²/khr. In addition it will be able of withstanding thermal/redox combined cycles. The achievement of such performance needs several key-developments to be addressed: first the manufacturing of a durable metallic substrate; second the deposition of the ceramic layers without affecting the substrate microstructure, with a special emphasis on the dense electrolyte deposition; third the proof-of-concept via the integration of the cells into a short stack, supported by inspection techniques to evaluate the good quality of components at each step of the process; and finally testing activities to determine the performance and durability of cells and stacks, and to investigate specific identified failure mechanisms.
A cross multidisciplinary consortium has been defined to obtain each competence needed for the project, gathering 9 organisations from 4 member states (France, Italy, Sweden, Spain) and one associated country (Norway). In addition an IPHE country (Canada) with a significant background in the development of Metal Supported Cells will be associated to this project.
The partnership covers all competences necessary to develop the new SOFC, embracing powder suppliers (HÖGANÄS, BAIKOWSKI), experts in materials and cell developments (CNRS-BX, CEA, SINTEF, IKL, NRC), testing (CEA, NRC, IKL), components and stack development and production (SP, IKL, COPRECI, NRC) and inspection techniques (AEA).

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fuel cell
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/ceramics
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/metals

Call for proposal

FCH-JU-2009-1
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Funding Scheme

JTI-CP-FCH - Joint Technology Initiatives - Collaborative Project (FCH)

Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 613 421,26
Administrative Contact
Julie Mougin (Dr.)

Participants (9)

SOLIDPOWER SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 383 985,99
Address
Viale Trento 115/117
38017 Mezzolombardo Tn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Massimo Bertoldi (Dr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 276 694
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Philippe Leconte (Mr.)
HOGANAS AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 207 368
Address
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263 83 Hoganas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Per-Olof Larsson (Dr.)
BAIKOWSKI SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 78 482,56
Address
Les Marais Noirs Ouest
74330 Poisy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jean-René Jullion (Mr.)
AEA s.r.l.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 82 048
Address
Via Fiume 16
60030 Angeli Di Rosora (An)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Cristina Cristalli (Dr.)
STIFTELSEN SINTEF
Norway
EU contribution
€ 222 638
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tove Lillian Hønstad (Ms.)
IKERLAN S. COOP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 208 456
Address
P Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta 2
20500 Mondragon
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Chris Merveille (Dr.)
COPRECI S.COOP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 67 240
Address
Avenida Alava 3
20550 Aretxablaeta
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Miren Apraiz Romero (Ms.)
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL CANADA
Canada
Address
Montreal Road 1200
K1A 0R6 Ottawa, On
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jay Bhander (Mr.)