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Production and Reliability Oriented SOFC Cell and Stack Design

Objective

This project aims at improving the robustness, manufacturability, efficiency and cost of SOLIDpower’s state-of-the-art SOFC stacks so as to reach market entry requirements. We propose a focused project addressing the key issues that have manifested themselves in the course of the ongoing product development efforts at SOLIDpower SA. The key issues are the mechanical robustness of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs), and the delicate interplay between material properties, stack design, and operating conditions of the SOFC stack.

The novelty of the project lies in combining state of the art methodologies for cost-optimal reliability-based design (COPRD) with actual production optimization. To achieve the COPRD beyond state of the art multi-physical modelling concepts must be developed and validated for significantly improved understanding of the production and operation of SOFC stacks. The key to this understanding is validating experiments and models on multiple levels of the SOFC system and introduction of extensive test programs specified by the COPRD methodology.

Call for proposal

FCH-JU-2012-1
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Coordinator

AVL LIST GMBH
Address
Hans-list-platz 1
8020 Graz
Austria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 509 681,80
Administrative Contact
Guenter Trakowanitsch (Mr.)

Participants (9)

SOLIDPOWER SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 447 360
Address
Avenue Des Sports 26
1400 Yverdon-les-bains
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Olivier Bucheli (Mr.)
DYNARDO AUSTRIA GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 337 390
Address
Wagenseilgasse 14
1120 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christian Bucher (Prof.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 506 543,99
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Henrik Lund Frandsen (Dr.)
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 258 428
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anne Bosch (Mrs.)
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 242 278,40
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
André Weber (Dr.)
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 270 557,20
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Shaun Power (Mr.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 100 618,40
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Josephina Pijls (Mrs.)
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Chantal Donaghey (Ms.)
TOPSOE FUEL CELL A/S

Participation ended

Denmark
EU contribution
€ 338 142,21
Address
Nymoellevej 55
2800 Lyngby
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sune Danø (Mr.)