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Efficient Co-Electrolyser for Efficient Renewable Energy Storage - ECo

Objetivo

The overall goal of ECo is to develop and validate a highly efficient co-electrolysis process for conversion of excess renewable electricity into distributable and storable hydrocarbons via simultaneous electrolysis of steam and CO2 through SOEC (Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cells) thus moving the technology from technology readiness level (TRL) 3 to 5.
In relation to the work program, ECo will specifically:
• Develop and prove improved solid oxide cells (SOEC) based on novel cell structure including electrode backbone structures and infiltration and design of electrolyte/electrode interfaces to achieve high performances and high efficiencies at ~100 oC lower operating temperatures than state-of-the-art in order to reduce thermally activated degradation processes, to improve integration with hydrocarbon production, and to reduce overall costs.
• Investigate durability under realistic co-electrolysis operating conditions that include dynamic electricity input from fluctuating sources with the aim to achieve degradation rates below 1%/1000 h at stack level under relevant operating conditions.
• Design a plant to integrate the co-electrolysis with fluctuating electricity input and catalytic processes for hydrocarbon production, with special emphasis on methanation (considering both external and internal) and perform selected validation tests under the thus needed operating conditions.
• Test a co-electrolysis system under realistic conditions for final validation of the obtained results at larger scale.
• Demonstrate economic viability for overall process efficiencies exceeding 60% using results obtained in the project for the case of storage media such as methane and compare to traditional technologies with the aim to identify critical performance parameters that have to be improved.
Perform a life cycle assessment with CO2 from different sources (cement industry or biogas) and electricity from preferably renewable sources to prove the recycling potential of the concept

Ámbito científico

  • /ciencias sociales/economía y empresa/ciencia económica/economía sostenible
  • /ciencias naturales/ciencias químicas/electroquímica/electrólisis

Convocatoria de propuestas

H2020-JTI-FCH-2015-1
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Régimen de financiación

FCH2-RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinador

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Dirección
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Dinamarca
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Aportación de la UE
€ 749 375

Participantes (8)

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
Francia
Aportación de la UE
€ 775 821,25
Dirección
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
EIFER EUROPAISCHES INSTITUT FUR ENERGIEFORSCHUNG EDF KIT EWIV
Alemania
Aportación de la UE
€ 293 853,75
Dirección
Emmy Noether Strasse 11
76131 Karlsruhe
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Suiza
Aportación de la UE
€ 0
Dirección
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE RECERCA DE L'ENERGIA DE CATALUNYA
España
Aportación de la UE
€ 323 687,50
Dirección
C/ Jardins De Les Dones De Negre 1
08930 Sant Adria De Besos
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
SOLIDPOWER SA
Suiza
Aportación de la UE
€ 0
Dirección
Avenue Des Sports 26
1400 Yverdon-les-bains
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BELGISCH LABORATORIUM VAN DE ELEKTRICITEITSINDUSTRIE LABORELEC CVBA
Bélgica
Aportación de la UE
€ 253 375
Dirección
Rodestraat 125
1630 Linkebeek
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
ENAGAS SA
España
Aportación de la UE
€ 49 450
Dirección
Paseo De Los Olmos 19
28005 Madrid
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VDZ GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH
Alemania
Aportación de la UE
€ 54 951,25
Dirección
Tannenstrasse 2
40476 Dusseldorf
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations