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Development of innovative 50 kW SOFC system and related value chain

Objective

INNO-SOFC project combines leading European SOFC technology companies and research centres to collaborate and form required phases in the SOFC value chain. Within this project a next generation 50 kW SOFC system together with its key components will be developed, manufactured, and validated. This system includes many significant improvements compared to current State of the Art, leading to 30000 hours operating time, 4000 €/kW system costs, 60% electrical efficiency, and 85% total efficiency, which are required for large-scale commercialization of stationary fuel cells. Efficiency, performance, and life-time of the system and its key components will be validated according to IEC standards in conditions that are relevant for end-users. Proof of reliability and durability of the system will be achieved in 3000 hours demonstration together with 10000 hours stack validation runs.

The project is based on the products of industrial partners (Convion, EnergyMatters, Elcogen, and ElringKlinger) and motivated by their interest to further improve their products and consolidate an efficient value chain by collaboration. Industrial partners are operating at different phases of the value chain and are not therefore competing against each other, which enables an efficient collaboration and knowledge sharing within the project. Within this approach, whole system and its components will be optimized comprehensively to fulfil and exceed end-users' requirements. Research centres (VTT, Jülich, and ENEA) support these companies to develop, experimentally validate and demonstrate their products.

Effective exploitation and dissemination of resulting improved products, services, and know-how is a natural purpose of each partner and these actions are boosted by this project. This makes project results available also for other parties and increases competitiveness of European fuel cell industry.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fuel cell
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

H2020-JTI-FCH-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

FCH2-RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Finland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 560 263,75

Participants (6)

ELCOGEN OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 1 099 937,50
Address
Niittyvillankuja 4
01510 Vantaa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONVION OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 1 201 875
Address
Tekniikantie 12
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ELRINGKLINGER AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 487 656,25
Address
Max Eyth Strasse 2
72581 Dettingen An Der Erms
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 184 375
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich
Activity type
Research Organisations
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 259 375
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
000196 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
ENERGY MATTERS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 204 598,75
Address
Princenhof Park 10
3972 NG Driebergen Rijsenburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)