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SOFC CCHP WITH POLY-FUEL: OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE

SOFC CCHP WITH POLY-FUEL: OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE

Objective

"If we consider a new energy framework, based on the concepts of sustainability, energy security using local resources, maximization of the exergy efficiency of the whole system, a possible solution could be based on the following criteria:
• Combined cooling, heat and power (CCHP) plants;
• Small-medium size plants locally distributed;
• Plants with maximization of the energy recovery from the primary sources: maximum exergy efficiency of the whole system;
• Flexibility in the use of local primary sources (biogas, bio-syngas, bio-fuels);
• Easy and efficient CO2 separation from the plant exhaust
Among the technologies which could satisfy these criteria, a new technology is gaining more and more interest: energy systems based on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) which, in the medium term, could become one of the most interesting technologies able to address the above criteria.
The proposal is an applied research project devoted to demonstrate the technical feasibility and the energy and environmental advantages of CCHP plants based on SOFC fed by different typologies of biogenous primary fuels (locally produced), also integrated by a process for the CO2 separation from the anode exhaust gases.
The research activity will address the scientific, technical, economical management of two proof-of-concepts of complete energy systems based on SOFCs, through real in-field demonstration units. Several issues will be pointed out, like high efficiency integration designs, impact of pollutants on SOFC and fuel processing units, gas cleaning, operation in CCHP configuration, carbon sequestration module.
The activities developed by each Partner, in the different areas of the proposed research, have the ultimate goal of assembling, testing and validate the two proof-of-concept systems.
In order to guarantee the success of the Demonstration activity, it is also integrated with: Lab-scale Activities (preliminary to the real demonstration activities); Conceptual and Analysis Activities"
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Coordinator

POLITECNICO DI TORINO

Address

Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 762 399,50

Administrative Contact

Massimo Santarelli (Prof.)

Participants (10)

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TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Finland

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 413 870

TOPSOE FUEL CELL A/S

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 251 842,80

Società Metropolitana Acque Torino S.p.A.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 148 720

MATGAS 2000 AIE

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 280 360,08

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 266 840

INSTYTUT ENERGETYKI

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 193 644

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 207 510

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 301 996

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 110 570

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 278798

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2011

  • End date

    30 April 2015

Funded under:

FP7-JTI

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 250 227,23

  • EU contribution

    € 2 937 752,38

Coordinated by:

POLITECNICO DI TORINO

Italy