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Commercial-scale SOFC systems

Commercial-scale SOFC systems

Objective

The ComSos project aims at strengthening the European SOFC industry’s world-leading position for SOFC products in the range of 10-60 kW totally 450 kWe. Through this project, manufacturers prepare for developing capacity for serial manufacturing, sales and marketing of mid FC CHP products. All manufacturers will validate new product segments in collaboration with the respective customers and confirm product performance, the business case and size, and test in real life the distribution channel including maintenance and service. In function of the specific segments, the system will be suitable for volumes from few 10’s to several 1,000 systems per year.

The key objective of the ComSos project is to validate and demonstrate fuel cell based combined heat and power solutions in the mid-sized power ranges of 10-12 kW, 20-25 kW, and 50-60 kW (referred to as Mini FC-CHP). The outcome gives proof of the superior advantages of such systems, underlying business models, and key benefits for the customer. The technology and product concepts, in the aforementioned power range, has been developed in Europe under supporting European frameworks such as the FCH-JU.

The core of the consortium consists of three SOFC system manufacturers aligned with individual strategies along the value chain: Convion (two units of 60kWe each), SOLIDpower (15 units of 12kWe each) and Sunfire (6-8 units of 25kWe each). End-users and distributors have also expressed strong interest in the products, and will be actively involved in the ComSos project by participation in the Advisory Board.
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Coordinator

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

Address

Vuorimiehentie 3
02150 Espoo

Finland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 617 255

Participants (6)

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SUNFIRE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 2 152 587,50

CONVION OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 1 719 999,75

POLITECNICO DI TORINO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 357 500

ENERGY MATTERS BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 104 475

SOLIDPOWER SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 1 893 150

SOLIDPOWER SA

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 641 987,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 779481

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2018

  • End date

    30 June 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.8.3.

H2020-EU.3.3.8.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 10 277 897,50

  • EU contribution

    € 7 486 954,75

Coordinated by:

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

Finland