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Demonstration of SOFC stack technology for operation at 600C

Objective

The objective of this proposal for an Integrated Project is the development of stack components for the operation of SOFC systems at 600oC. Reducing the operating temperature to this level will have a great impact on lifetime and costs of SOFC system, thereby facilitating the commercial introduction of clean and efficient SOFC technology for combined heat and power generation in society, as well as auxiliary power for transport applications.

The emphasis of the project is on the basic research and development of materials and processes for producing advanced stack components at low costs. The major components that the project works on are anodes, cathodes and electrolytes, as well as the integration of these components into cells. Furthermore, interconnect materials and contact materials will be evaluated and developed. For achieving the performance targets, nano-sized materials and electrode structures materials are considered essential and therefore the development of such materials is also addressed by the project.

The significantly lower operating temperature compared to state-of-the-art SOFC technology enables the use of new sealing options for stacks, which will be developed in the project. Development will be aiming at components for hydrogen containing fuels (e.g. reformatted compositions) and for internal reforming SOFC fuelled with natural gas. The validation of the technology developed will be by operation of short stacks.

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Coordinator

ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND

Address

Westerduinweg 3
Petten

Netherlands

Administrative Contact

Bert RIETVELD (Mr)

Participants (21)

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HTCERAMIX SA

Switzerland

COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EIDGENOESSISCHE MATERIALPRUEFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT

Switzerland

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JUELICH GMBH

Germany

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

MONTANUNIVERSITAET LEOBEN

Austria

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FÜR TECHNOLOGIE

Germany

THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS

United Kingdom

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE (CNRS)

France

TOPSOE FUEL CELL A/S

Denmark

NUEVAS TECNOLOGIAS PARA LA DISTRIBUCION ACTIVA DE ENERGIA S.L.

Spain

NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA - CONSEIL NATIONAL DE RECHERCHES CANADA

Canada

DALIAN INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

China

INSTITUTE FOR PROBLEMS OF MATERIALS SCIENCE - UKRANIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Ukraine

SHANGHAI JIAO TONG UNIVERSITY

China

BORESKOV INSTITUTE OF CATALYSIS, SIBERIAN BRANCH OF RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Russia

POWDER METALLURGY INSTITUTE, NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF BELARUS

Belarus

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

United Kingdom

VALTION TEKNILLINEN TUTKIMUSKESKUS

Finland

APLICACIONES ENERGERTICAS DE CERAMICAS AVANZADAS, S.L.

Spain

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 20089

  • Start date

    1 March 2006

  • End date

    28 February 2010

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 12 043 322

  • EU contribution

    € 6 769 923

Coordinated by:

ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND

Netherlands