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Commercial-scale SOFC systems

Objective

The ComSos project aims at strengthening the European SOFC industry’s world-leading position for SOFC products in the range of 10-60 kW totally 450 kWe. Through this project, manufacturers prepare for developing capacity for serial manufacturing, sales and marketing of mid FC CHP products. All manufacturers will validate new product segments in collaboration with the respective customers and confirm product performance, the business case and size, and test in real life the distribution channel including maintenance and service. In function of the specific segments, the system will be suitable for volumes from few 10’s to several 1,000 systems per year.

The key objective of the ComSos project is to validate and demonstrate fuel cell based combined heat and power solutions in the mid-sized power ranges of 10-12 kW, 20-25 kW, and 50-60 kW (referred to as Mini FC-CHP). The outcome gives proof of the superior advantages of such systems, underlying business models, and key benefits for the customer. The technology and product concepts, in the aforementioned power range, has been developed in Europe under supporting European frameworks such as the FCH-JU.

The core of the consortium consists of three SOFC system manufacturers aligned with individual strategies along the value chain: Convion (two units of 60kWe each), SOLIDpower (15 units of 12kWe each) and Sunfire (6-8 units of 25kWe each). End-users and distributors have also expressed strong interest in the products, and will be actively involved in the ComSos project by participation in the Advisory Board.

Call for proposal

H2020-JTI-FCH-2017-1
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Coordinator

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Finland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 617 255

Participants (6)

SUNFIRE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 2 152 587,50
Address
Gasanstaltstrasse 2
01237 Dresden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONVION OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 1 719 999,75
Address
Tekniikantie 12
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 357 500
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ENERGY MATTERS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 104 475
Address
Princenhof Park 10
3972 NG Driebergen Rijsenburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SOLIDPOWER SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 1 893 150
Address
Viale Trento 115/117
38017 Mezzolombardo Tn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SOLIDPOWER SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 641 987,50
Address
Avenue Des Sports 26
1400 Yverdon-les-bains
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)