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Next Generation solid oxide fuel cell and electrolysis technology

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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fuel cell

Call for proposal

H2020-JTI-FCH-2019-1
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Funding Scheme

FCH2-RIA - Research and Innovation action

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
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SALERNO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 367 500
Address
Via Giovanni Paolo Ii 132
84084 Fisciano Sa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE RECERCA DE L'ENERGIA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 399 062,50
Address
C/ Jardins De Les Dones De Negre 1
08930 Sant Adria De Besos
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTYTUT ENERGETYKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 239 937,50
Address
Ul. Mory 8
01 330 Warszawa
Activity type
Other
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 315 513,75
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 310 712,50
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Activity type
Research Organisations
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 310 335
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 544 701,25
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 428 540
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 279 375
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SOLIDPOWER SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 241 125
Address
Viale Trento 115/117
38017 Mezzolombardo Tn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AKTSIASELTS ELCOGEN
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 102 250
Address
Valukoja 23
11415 Tallin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SUNFIRE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 220 968,75
Address
Gasanstaltstrasse 2
01237 Dresden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CERES POWER LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 33 493,75
Address
Foundry Lane Viking House
RH13 5PX Horsham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HEXIS AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 90 843,75
Address
Zum Park 5
8404 Winterthur
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)