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Innovative fabrication routes and materials for METal and anode supported PROton conducting fuel CELLs

Objective

PCFC is one of the most promising technologies to reach the requirements related to cogeneration application, especially for small power systems (1-5 kWel). The investigation in the concept of advanced thin-film ceramic fuel cell technology at operating intermediate temperature between 400 and 700 °C aims at improving the characteristics (thermal cycling, heat transfer, current collection,.) as well as lowering drastically the costs of the system.
The aim of METPROCELL is to develop innovative Proton Conducting Fuel Cells (PCFCs) by using new electrolytes and electrode materials and implementing cost effective fabrication routes based on both conventional wet chemical routes and thermal spray technologies. Following a complementary approach, the cell architecture will be optimised on both metal and anode type supports, with the aim of improving the performance, durability and cost effectiveness of the cells.
Specific objectives:
- Development of novel electrolyte (e.g. BTi02, BCY10/BCY10) and electrode materials (e.g. NiO-BIT02 and NiO-BCY10/BCY10 anodes) with enhanced properties for improved proton conducting fuel cells dedicated to 500-600°C.
- Development of alternative manufacturing routes using cost effective thermal spray technologies such detonation spraying (electrolytes and protective coatings on interconnects) and plasma spraying (anode).
- Development of innovative proton conducting fuel cell configurations to be constructed on the basis of both metal supported and anode supported cell designs.
- To up-scale the manufacturing procedures based on both conventional wet chemical methods and thermal spraying for the production of flat Stack Cells with a footprint of 12 x 12 cm.
- Bring the proof of concept of these novel PCFCs by the set-up and validation of prototype like stacks in two relevant industrial systems, namely APU and gas/micro CHP.

Call for proposal

FCH-JU-2010-1
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Coordinator

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 290 002
Administrative Contact
Maria Parco (Dr.)

Participants (7)

EIFER EUROPAISCHES INSTITUT FUR ENERGIEFORSCHUNG EDF KIT EWIV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 182 125
Address
Emmy Noether Strasse 11
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mathieu Marrony (Dr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 415 653
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Philippe Leconte (Mr.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 298 093,76
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sandrine Ricote (Dr.)
TOPSOE FUEL CELL A/S

Participation ended

Denmark
EU contribution
€ 21 207,24
Address
Nymoellevej 55
2800 Lyngby
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jørgen Gutzon Larsen (Mr.)
CERAMIC POWDER TECHNOLOGY AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 249 540
Address
Kvenildmyra 6
7093 Tiller
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marte Aurstad Aspnes (Ms.)
HOGANAS AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 128 288
Address
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263 83 Hoganas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rose-Marie Yttergren (Dr.)
MARION TECHNOLOGIES S.A.
France
EU contribution
€ 237 346
Address
Parc Technologique Delta Sud
09340 Verniolle
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joseph Antoine Sarrias (Mr.)