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Next-generation Solid Oxide Fuel Cell stack and hot box solution for small stationary applications

Objective

OxiGEN aims at developing an innovative SOFC technical platform, including an all-ceramic stack design and a modular hotbox, for small stationary applications. Thanks to its higher durability and simpler design, this novel stack can fulfill the customers’ needs for long lifetime, high efficiency and low cost, in micro-CHP and other segments.
A broad pan-European consortium of seven major players (ICI Caldaie, R&D centers Fraunhofer-IKTS, EIFER, CEA Liten, SINTEF, utility ENGIE, global ceramist and project coordinator Saint-Gobain) will partner to integrate the all-ceramic stack into an original hot box solution. Functional specifications will be set by a qualified Advisory Panel, gathering European system integrators and gas utilities in addition to the JRC and other consortium members. The solution’s design will be modular and will address the specifications and standards suggested by the Advisory Panel, in order to provide a technical platform serving several market segments while fostering open competition between industry players. This new platform is of European ownership and leverages a European supply chain, thus supporting the emergence of a European fuel cell industry fully independent from Asian fuel cell technology.
The projects’ technical objectives address all the call challenges:
• Define, with input from the Advisory Panel, the most suitable hotbox functional specifications for residential and commercial segments
• Develop a higher power stack to reach the call’s technical targets
• Develop a modular hot box concept and build a 1kWe prototype (in practice, 500We to 1500We depending on preferred micro-CHP power specification)
• Assess the performance of the prototype in system-like conditions
• Study the cost-of-ownership of the solution
• Propose material-based solutions for future long-term improvements
• Ensure the manufacturability and compatibility of the new hotbox with the EU supply chain
• Disseminate results and build the exploitation plan

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fuel cell

Call for proposal

H2020-JTI-FCH-2017-1
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Funding Scheme

FCH2-RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

SOCIETE EUROPEENNE DES PRODUITS REFRACTAIRES
Address
18 Avenue D'alsace Les Miroirs
92400 Courbevoie
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 103 200

Participants (7)

I.C.I CALDAIE SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 292 500
Address
Via Giovanni Pascoli 38
37059 Campagnola Di Zevio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 447 595
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
EIFER EUROPAISCHES INSTITUT FUR ENERGIEFORSCHUNG EDF KIT EWIV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 193 061,25
Address
Emmy Noether Strasse 11
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Research Organisations
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 462 130
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Participation ended

Norway
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
ENGIE
France
EU contribution
€ 142 101,25
Address
1 Place Samuel De Champlain
92400 Courbevoie
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SINTEF AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 356 286,25
Address
Strindvegen 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations