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ENhanced DURability materials for Advanced stacks of New solid oxide fuel CElls

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 621207

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 April 2014

  • End date

    31 May 2017

Funded under:

FP7-JTI

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 256 293,61

  • EU contribution

    € 2 556 232

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA

Italy

Objective

"The project aims at developing reliable predictive models to estimate long-term (i.e. > 20 kh) performance and probability of failure of SOFC stacks based on existing materials and design produced by the industrial partners. This will allow the realization of stacks with extended service intervals and reduced maintenance cost with respect to the present stack technology. The extension of service life will be supported by the introduction of Early Warning Output Signals triggered counterstrategies. The project is structured into three phases: consolidation of knowledge and refinement of models on a previously operated State of Art stack (1st Loop); enhancement of materials, design and predictive models via iterative loops (Improvement Iterative Loop); statistical validation of achieved improvements via standard and accelerated tests (Validation Process). The stack is a system of interfaces/interphases giving rise to complex phenomena that which have to be separated in single phenomena processes. The ""single phenomena"" are generated by the minimum of interfaces/interphases in a quasi-independent way and therefore suitable for a separate deep investigation via micro-samples studies. The improvements will be especially validated by: the application of accelerated test protocols; the evaluation of robustness of stacks and components toward load cycles and thermal cycles. The comparison with an operating not cycled stack will give the value of performance (voltage) loss for the rated stack life cycle that has to be <5% for 100 load cycles (idle to rated load) or 50 thermal cycles (room temperature to operating temperature). The outcomes will be statistically demonstrated by operating 6 stacks in standard conditions and a minimum of 3 micro-sample per interphase in standard, cycled and accelerated conditions with constant monitoring via modelling."
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA

Address

Via Balbi 5
16126 Genova

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 440 204

Administrative Contact

Adriana Saccone (Prof.)

Participants (11)

SOLIDPOWER SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 151 476

MARION TECHNOLOGIES S.A.

France

EU Contribution

€ 127 874

FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE RECERCA DE L'ENERGIA DE CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 252 747

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 253 175

INSTITUTE OF ELECTROCHEMISTRY AND ENERGY SYSTEMS

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 166 504

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 239 836

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 256 023

SCHOTT AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 133 495

SOLIDPOWER SA

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 201 976

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 243 086

UNIVERSITA DI PISA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 89 836

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 621207

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 April 2014

  • End date

    31 May 2017

Funded under:

FP7-JTI

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 256 293,61

  • EU contribution

    € 2 556 232

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA

Italy