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Reversible solid oxide Electrolyzer and Fuel cell for optimized Local Energy miX

Objective

The REFLEX project aims at developing an innovative renewable energies storage solution, the “Smart Energy Hub”, based on reversible Solid Oxide Cell (rSOC) technology, that is to say able to operate either in electrolysis mode (SOEC) to store excess electricity to produce H2, or in fuel cell mode (SOFC) when energy needs exceed local production, to produce electricity and heat again from H2 or any other fuel locally available.
The challenging issue of achieving concomitantly high efficiency, high flexibility in operation and cost optimum is duly addressed through improvements of rSOC components (cells, stacks, power electronics, heat exchangers) and system, and the definition of advanced operation strategies.
The specifications, detailed system design and the advanced operation strategies are supported by modelling tasks.
An in-field demonstration will be performed in a technological park, where the Smart Energy Hub will be coupled to local solar and mini-hydro renewable sources and will provide electricity and heat to the headquarters of the park. It will demonstrate, in a real environment, the high power-to-power round-trip efficiency of this technology and its flexibility in dynamic operation, thus moving the technology from Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 3 to 6.
The Smart Energy Hub being modular, made of multistacks/multimodules arrangements, scale up studies will be performed to evaluate the techno-economic performance of the technology to address different scales of products for different markets.
To reach these objectives, REFLEX is a cross multidisciplinary consortium gathering 9 organisations from 6 member states (France, Italy, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, Finland). The partnership covers all competences necessary: cells and stacks development and testing (ELCOGEN, CEA, DTU), power electronics (USE, GPTech), system design and manufacturing (SYLFEN), system modelling (VTT), field test (Envipark), techno-economical and market analysis (ENGIE).

Call for proposal

H2020-JTI-FCH-2017-1
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Funding Scheme

FCH2-RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 595 826,25

Participants (8)

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 298 217,50
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 299 981,25
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
GREEN POWER TECHNOLOGIES SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 84 984,01
Address
Avenida Camas Pg Pibo 28
41110 Bollullos De La Mitacion Sevilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AKTSIASELTS ELCOGEN
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 199 675
Address
Valukoja 23
11415 Tallin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SYLFEN
France
EU contribution
€ 723 437,50
Address
Bht Batiment 52 7 Parvis Louis Neel
38040 Grenoble
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENGIE
France
EU contribution
€ 198 525,25
Address
1 Place Samuel De Champlain
92400 Courbevoie
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PARCO SCIENTIFICO TECNOLOGICO PER LAMBIENTE ENVIRONMENT PARK TORINO SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 211 787,50
Address
Galleria San Federico 54 Co Finpiemonte
10100 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 387 140,99
Address
Calle S. Fernando 4
41004 Sevilla
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments