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Decentralized power generation plants based on planar sofc technology - proof of concept ('PROCON')

Objective

The project aims to test the feasibility (i.e. prove the concept) of grid connected stationary power generation plant based on planar Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) technology by designing, building and operating a system with an integrated, thermally self-sustaining 20 kW SOFC module. By pursing a planar SOFC stack design which, because of its lower temperature of operation, is potentially significantly cheaper to manufacture than other geometries ans should reduce the balance of plant costs, a key objective of the programme, that fuel cell systems should meet commercial cost targets, is addressed. Due to their high efficiencies and very low emissions, these systems will contribute significantly to meeting environmental objectives. It is intended that the knowledge and experience gained in the project will be exploited in a following project development phase that the assembled consortium is well placed to perform.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

ALSTOM UK LTD.
Address
Mill Road
CV21 1TB Gawston Rugby
United Kingdom

Participants (3)

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JUELICH GMBH
Germany
Address
Leo-brand-strasse
52425 Juelich
GERMAN AEROSPACE CENTRE
Germany
Address
Linder Höhe
51147 Koeln
PROTOTECH AS
Norway
Address
Fantoftvegen 38
Bergen