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Next Generation solid oxide fuel cell and electrolysis technology

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 874577

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2020

  • End date

    31 December 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.8.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 999 726,25

  • EU contribution

    € 4 999 726,25

Coordinated by:

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

Objective

The EU has the long-term goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% to 95% compared to 1990 levels by 2050, mainly by introducing more shares of renewable energy sources in the EU energy systems. Solid oxide technologies (SOC: SOFC & SOE) are key enabling technologies for allowing for such integration. They are an efficient link between sectors: power, gas, heat. SOC can therefore emerge as key players in the energy transition in many concepts, such as
• fuel/gas to power and heat at small to large scale,
• energy storage through power to hydrogen/fuel,
• utilisation and upgrading of biogas,
• balancing of intermittent electricity from renewable sources through load following and reversible operation, and
• central and decentral solutions for electricity and heat production.
The NewSOC project aims at significantly improving performance, durability, and cost competitiveness of solid oxide cells & stacks compared to state-of-the-art (SoA). In order to achieve these goals, NewSOC proposes twelve innovative concepts in the following areas: (i) structural optimisation and innovative architectures based on SoA materials, (ii) alternative materials, which allow for overcoming inherent challenges of SoA, (iii) innovative manufacturing to reduce critical raw materials and reduction of environmental footprint at improved performance & lifetime.
The NewSOC project will validate the new cells & stacks at the level of large cells with > 50 cm2 active area and short-stacks in close collaboration with industry thereby moving the technology readiness level from 2 to 4. Six major European SOC manufacturers are part of the consortium, representing a large range of SOC concepts and product & market strategies. Industry partners will take the lead for providing a path how to increase the TRL level beyond the project period towards TRL of 6. The NewSOC project will evaluate the new SOC materials and fabrication processes according to life cycle impact and cost assessment.

Coordinator

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Address

Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby

Denmark

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 453 750

Participants (15)

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 661 617,50

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SALERNO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 367 500

FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE RECERCA DE L'ENERGIA DE CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 399 062,50

INSTYTUT ENERGETYKI

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 239 937,50

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 315 513,75

IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 310 712,50

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 310 335

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 544 701,25

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 428 540

POLITECNICO DI TORINO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 279 375

SOLIDPOWER SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 241 125

AKTSIASELTS ELCOGEN

Estonia

EU Contribution

€ 102 250

SUNFIRE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 220 968,75

CERES POWER LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 33 493,75

HEXIS AG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 90 843,75

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 874577

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2020

  • End date

    31 December 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.8.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 999 726,25

  • EU contribution

    € 4 999 726,25

Coordinated by:

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark