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HArnessing Degradation mechanisms to prescribe Accelerated Stress Tests for the Realization of SOC lifetime prediction Algorithms

Objective

AD ASTRA aims to define Accelerated Stress Testing (AST) protocols deduced from a systematic understanding of degradation mechanisms of aged components in solid oxide cell (SOC) stacks, operating in both fuel cell and electrolysis modes. In particular, fuel and oxygen electrode issues and interconnect contact loss will be tackled.
The project will build upon relevant information harvested in FCH JU projects, as well as make use of many samples taken from stacks operated in the field for thousands of hours, supplied by leading European SOC manufacturers across the two application areas CHP and P2X (combined heat&power generators and power-to-commodity energy storage).
The approach to harnessing the intricate phenomena causing critical performance degradation will be based upon a methodical analysis of in-service performance data correlated with post-operation states, augmented by a dual-focus campaign targeting macroscopic stack testing procedures as well as specific component ageing tests. The probabilistic nature of degradation will be captured by slimming down deterministic simulation models through conception and integration of stochastic correlations between (nominal/accelerated) operating conditions and degradation effects, based on statistically significant data obtained from field-tests and purposely generated experiments. Stochastic interpretation will thus serve the physical description of dominant SOFC degradation mechanisms in CHP and P2X operation, but allowing rapid estimation of remaining useful stack life.
The combined results will be translated to validated test protocols that allow quantifying and predicting degradation in SOCs as a function of test aggravation, defining appropriate transfer functions between stress-accelerating and real-world conditions. The overall project approach will be formalized for adoption by the relevant standards-developing organisations.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/electrochemistry/electrolysis
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fuel cell
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electrical engineering/power engineering/electric power generation/combined heat and power

Call for proposal

H2020-JTI-FCH-2018-1
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Funding Scheme

FCH2-RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
000196 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 399 250

Participants (9)

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 289 960
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 258 375
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EIFER EUROPAISCHES INSTITUT FUR ENERGIEFORSCHUNG EDF KIT EWIV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 296 045
Address
Emmy Noether Strasse 11
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Research Organisations
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 301 956,25
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTE OF ELECTROCHEMISTRY AND ENERGY SYSTEMS
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 198 625
Address
Acad G Bonchev Street Bl 10
1113 Sofia
Activity type
Other
SOLIDPOWER SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 277 593,75
Address
Viale Trento 115/117
38017 Mezzolombardo Tn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 342 000
Address
Via Balbi 5
16126 Genova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SALERNO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 380 000
Address
Via Giovanni Paolo Ii 132
84084 Fisciano Sa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SUNFIRE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 264 621,25
Address
Gasanstaltstrasse 2
01237 Dresden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)