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Scale up of a multi-functional solid oxide fuel cell to multi-tens of kilowatt levels ('MF-SOFC')

Objective

Objectives and problems to be solved:
This project aims to develop a MF-SOFC stack with a nominal rating of ~20 kWe, which will be suitable for retrofitting with internal reforming modules aggregating ~50 kWe. Design and manufacturing specifications will be produced, including procedures of building and operating a sub-megawatt system. The universal MF-SOFC module, which is the building block of the system, requires scale up in rating and performance in line with commercial targets of durability, reliability and cost. A detailed understanding of the factors effecting degradation in performance over time is required, and is as such a major focus of development within the programme. Description of work: There are six main work packages within the project:
WP1 Design and build of a MF-SOFC stack and system;
WP2
-A product definition;
-A draft manufacturing specification for module supports;
-A draft manufacturing specification for modules with improved reliability and durability;
-Preliminary design of 10-20kW stack.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

ROLLS ROYCE PLC
Address
Sina 28
DE24 8BJ Derby
United Kingdom

Participants (4)

ADVANCED CERAMICS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Castle Works, Castle Street
ST16 2ET Stafford
GAZ DE FRANCE
France
Address
Avenue Du Président Wilson 361
93211 La Plaine Saint-denis
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
Address
South Kensington Campus
London
RISOE NATIONAL LABORATORY
Denmark
Address
Frederiksborgvej 399
Roskilde