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ENhanced DURability materials for Advanced stacks of New solid oxide fuel CElls

Objective

"The project aims at developing reliable predictive models to estimate long-term (i.e. > 20 kh) performance and probability of failure of SOFC stacks based on existing materials and design produced by the industrial partners. This will allow the realization of stacks with extended service intervals and reduced maintenance cost with respect to the present stack technology. The extension of service life will be supported by the introduction of Early Warning Output Signals triggered counterstrategies. The project is structured into three phases: consolidation of knowledge and refinement of models on a previously operated State of Art stack (1st Loop); enhancement of materials, design and predictive models via iterative loops (Improvement Iterative Loop); statistical validation of achieved improvements via standard and accelerated tests (Validation Process). The stack is a system of interfaces/interphases giving rise to complex phenomena that which have to be separated in single phenomena processes. The ""single phenomena"" are generated by the minimum of interfaces/interphases in a quasi-independent way and therefore suitable for a separate deep investigation via micro-samples studies. The improvements will be especially validated by: the application of accelerated test protocols; the evaluation of robustness of stacks and components toward load cycles and thermal cycles. The comparison with an operating not cycled stack will give the value of performance (voltage) loss for the rated stack life cycle that has to be <5% for 100 load cycles (idle to rated load) or 50 thermal cycles (room temperature to operating temperature). The outcomes will be statistically demonstrated by operating 6 stacks in standard conditions and a minimum of 3 micro-sample per interphase in standard, cycled and accelerated conditions with constant monitoring via modelling."

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fuel cell

Call for proposal

FCH-JU-2013-1
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA
Address
Via Balbi 5
16126 Genova
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 440 204
Administrative Contact
Adriana Saccone (Prof.)

Participants (11)

SOLIDPOWER SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 151 476
Address
Viale Trento 115/117
38017 Mezzolombardo Tn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Daniela Zanoni (Mrs.)
MARION TECHNOLOGIES S.A.
France
EU contribution
€ 127 874
Address
Parc Technologique Delta Sud
09340 Verniolle
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Delphine Maury (Dr.)
FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE RECERCA DE L'ENERGIA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 252 747
Address
C/ Jardins De Les Dones De Negre 1
08930 Sant Adria De Besos
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jose Miguel Sanjuan Marroquin (Mr.)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 253 175
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carolin Dolde (Mrs.)
INSTITUTE OF ELECTROCHEMISTRY AND ENERGY SYSTEMS
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 166 504
Address
Acad G Bonchev Street Bl 10
1113 Sofia
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Daria Vladikova (Dr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 239 836
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christophe Giraud (Mr.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 256 023
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Betty Patoux (Mrs.)
SCHOTT AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 133 495
Address
Hattenbergstrasse 10
55122 Mainz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jens Suffner (Dr.)
SOLIDPOWER SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 201 976
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.)
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 243 086
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
William Curtin (Prof.)
UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 89 836
Address
Lungarno Pacinotti 43/44
56126 Pisa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Immacolata Viva (Ms.)