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Metal supported SOFC technology for stationary and mobile applications

Objective

"State of the art SOFC technology for stationary as well as for transportation application is to date being demonstrated with either planar or tubular ceramic anode-supported or electrolyte-supported SOFC cells. However, the SOFC technology faces many challenges when it comes to commercialization, since cost reduction, reliability and extended lifetime is required. In order to improve durability and cost efficiency of the cells the stacks and the system much of the development has in the past been focused on lower operation temperature, increased power density and material savings based on reduced cell and stack component thickness. Nevertheless, most of the demonstrations with ceramic cells in real system operation have until now revealed problems regarding these issues in combination with low robustness. Attention to these issues has especially been paid in connection with SOFC technology for mobile application, such as in APUs. Modelling studies as well as recent practical experience has proved how up-scaling of cells and stacks to larger more industrially relevant sizes generally leads to lower reliability in real system operation and intolerance towards system abuse and operation failures. These observations conform to the statistical distribution of mechanical properties governing the probability of failure of cells based on ceramic materials, whether it is for mobile or for stationary applications.
The aim of the METSAPP project is to develop novel cells and stacks based on a robust and reliable up-scale-able metal supported technology with the following primary objectives:
1. Robust metal-supported cell design, ASRcell < 0.5 Ohmcm2, 650 C; 2. Cell optimized and fabrication upscaled for various sizes; 3. Improved durability for stationary applications, degradation < 0.25%/kh; 4. Modular, up-scaled stack design, stack ASRstack < 0.6 Ohmcm2, 650 C; 5. Robustness of 1-3 kW stack verified; 6. Cost effectiveness, industrially relevance, up-scale-ability illustrated."

Call for proposal

FCH-JU-2010-1
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Denmark
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 992 400,24
Administrative Contact
Soren Dahlkilde (Mr.)

Participants (9)

AKTIEBOLAGET SANDVIK MATERIALSTECHONOLOGY
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 228 967
Address
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811 81 Sandviken
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mats Lundberg (Dr.)
TOPSOE FUEL CELL A/S

Participation ended

Denmark
EU contribution
€ 268 500,14
Address
Nymoellevej 55
2800 Lyngby
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tobias Schmidt Nielsen (Mr.)
AVL LIST GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 366 930
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
€ 626 938
Address
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41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Karin Karin Ryrberg (Ms.)
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 453 211
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
André Weber (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 232 765,10
Address
North Street 66 College Gate
KY16 9AJ St Andrews
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Trish Starrs (Ms.)
ICE STROMUNGSFORSCHUNG GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 146 920
Address
Hauptplatz 13
8700 Leoben
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Karin Klemmer (Ms.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Josephina Pijls (Ms.)
ELRINGKLINGER AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 49 999,76
Address
Max Eyth Strasse 2
72581 Dettingen An Der Erms
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mohsine Zahid (Dr.)