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High temperature fuel cells use for the next ten years

Objective



There are significant R&D efforts in Europe being carried out on the use of low cost and reliable High Temperature Fuel Cells (FC). Main targeted applications are decentralised, electricity production and cogeneration. Commercialisation of SOFC and MCFC is expected within 10 years.
In order to foresee the potential and progress developments and to help industry, the European Commission and the Member States to plan their investments and support programmes, the objectives of the Concerted Action 'FUNTY' which is a thematic network, is to coordinate projects which are already funded (EC, Member States) or private bodies.
Trough co-ordination the development of the following themes will be examined:
1. To compare R&D strategic objectives and plans in order to prevent duplication of efforts and to optimize resources. The recommendations derived from this analysis will help the updating of the European Commission's policy on Fuel Cells.
2. To assess current and expected performance of SOFC and MCFC, with respect to competing technologies such as gas turbines.
3. Analyse the socio-economic consequences of the use of High Temperature Fuel Cells (environmental impact, benefit to customers, urban network planning development ...)
4. Assess the market of this innovative type of equipment in Europe and to analyse the competitors in the USA and Japan.
The work plan spans over two years. Five meetings will be organized at the different premises of members. After the kick-off meeting, each meeting will adress one of the specific objectives set for FUNTY. A consolidation report will give conclusions and recommendations concerning the objectives mentioned above.

Funding Scheme

CON - Coordination of research actions

Coordinator

Bertin et Cie S.A.
Address
Zone Industrielle
40220 Tarons
France

Participants (17)

ANSALDO RICERCHE SPA*
Italy
Address
Corso Perrone 25
16152 Genova
Alstom Research & Technology Centre Ltd.
United Kingdom
Address
Lichfield Road
ST17 4LN Stafford
BG PLC
United Kingdom
Address
Ashby Road
LE11 3GR Loughborough - Leicestershire
BRITISH CERAMIC RESEARCH LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
Penkhull, Queens Road
ST4 7LQ Stoke-on-trent
Babcock & Wilcox Española S.A.
Spain
Address
Carretera Ugarte-galindo S/n
48510 Valle De Trapaga Bilbao
Brandstofcel Nederland BV
Netherlands
Address
119A,binckhorstlaan
1940 EB Beverwijk
ENERGY RESEARCH CENTRE OF THE NETHERLANDS
Netherlands
Address
Westerduinweg 3
Petten
ENITECNOLOGIE S.P.A.
Italy
Address
32,Via Ercole Ramarini 32
00016 Monterotondo
Electricité de France
France
Address
Route De Sens - Ecuelles
77818 Moret-sur-loing
GASTEC NV
Netherlands
Address
50,Wilmersdorf 50
7300 AC Apeldoorn
Gaz de France
France
Address
361,Avenue Du Président Wilson
93211 La-plaine-saint-denis
ITALIAN AGENCY FOR NEW TECHNOLOGY, ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Italy
Address
Via Anguillarese 301
00060 Capena
MTU Motoren- und Turbinen-Union München GmbH
Germany
Address
6.1,Gebaüde
81663 München
Netherland Agency for Energy and the Environment
Netherlands
Address
59,Catharynesingel
3503 Utrecht
Rolls Royce PLC
United Kingdom
Address

DE24 8BJ Derby
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES SAS
France
Address
Centre De Recherches A3 - Rue Henri Tarze
38050 Grenoble
Siemens AG
Germany
Address
1,Freyeslebenstrasse
91050 Erlangen