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Next-generation Solid Oxide Fuel Cell stack and hot box solution for small stationary applications

Objective

OxiGEN aims at developing an innovative SOFC technical platform, including an all-ceramic stack design and a modular hotbox, for small stationary applications. Thanks to its higher durability and simpler design, this novel stack can fulfill the customers’ needs for long lifetime, high efficiency and low cost, in micro-CHP and other segments.
A broad pan-European consortium of seven major players (ICI Caldaie, R&D centers Fraunhofer-IKTS, EIFER, CEA Liten, SINTEF, utility ENGIE, global ceramist and project coordinator Saint-Gobain) will partner to integrate the all-ceramic stack into an original hot box solution. Functional specifications will be set by a qualified Advisory Panel, gathering European system integrators and gas utilities in addition to the JRC and other consortium members. The solution’s design will be modular and will address the specifications and standards suggested by the Advisory Panel, in order to provide a technical platform serving several market segments while fostering open competition between industry players. This new platform is of European ownership and leverages a European supply chain, thus supporting the emergence of a European fuel cell industry fully independent from Asian fuel cell technology.
The projects’ technical objectives address all the call challenges:
• Define, with input from the Advisory Panel, the most suitable hotbox functional specifications for residential and commercial segments
• Develop a higher power stack to reach the call’s technical targets
• Develop a modular hot box concept and build a 1kWe prototype (in practice, 500We to 1500We depending on preferred micro-CHP power specification)
• Assess the performance of the prototype in system-like conditions
• Study the cost-of-ownership of the solution
• Propose material-based solutions for future long-term improvements
• Ensure the manufacturability and compatibility of the new hotbox with the EU supply chain
• Disseminate results and build the exploitation plan

Coordinator

SOCIETE EUROPEENNE DES PRODUITS REFRACTAIRES
Net EU contribution
€ 883 200,00
Address
18 Avenue D'alsace Les Miroirs
92400 Courbevoie
France

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (9)

Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

SAINT GOBAIN RECHERCHE SA
France
Net EU contribution
€ 25 000,00
Address
Quai Lucien Lefranc 39
93300 Aubervilliers

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Seine-Saint-Denis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

SAINT-GOBAIN CENTRE DE RECHERCHES ET D'ETUDES EUROPEEN
France
Net EU contribution
€ 195 000,00
Address
12 Place De L'iris Tour Saint-gobain
92400 Courbevoie

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
I.C.I CALDAIE SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 292 500,00
Address
Via Giovanni Pascoli 38
37059 Campagnola Di Zevio

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nord-Est Veneto Verona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 447 595,00
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen

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Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
EIFER EUROPAISCHES INSTITUT FUR ENERGIEFORSCHUNG EDF KIT EWIV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 193 061,25
Address
Emmy Noether Strasse 11
76131 Karlsruhe

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Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Karlsruhe, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 462 130,00
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
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Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Participation ended

Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim

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Norge Trøndelag Trøndelag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ENGIE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 142 101,25
Address
1 Place Samuel De Champlain
92400 Courbevoie

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SINTEF AS
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 356 286,25
Address
Strindvegen 4
7034 Trondheim

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Region
Norge Trøndelag Trøndelag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00