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ASsessment of SOFC CHP systems build on the TEchnology of htceRamIX 3

ASsessment of SOFC CHP systems build on the TEchnology of htceRamIX 3

Objective

The Asterix project consortium was initiated as a privately financed initiative in 2005 between EIFER/EDF, Dantherm, Danfoss and HTceramix. The objective of the collaboration was to evaluate HTceramix’s SOFC technology in perspective of development of a residential micro-CHP application with a strong and well defined market focus.

The project has achieved its goals in providing a serious evaluation of the feasibility of fuel cell based micro CHP. The viability of the technology has been validated and a proof of concept, for most aspects of the system, has been developed and tested. The CHP market segment we are targeting, as well as the next steps towards a full Proof of Concept system has been clearly defined:

The main objectives of this project are:

• Improving lifetime, reliability and robustness of the overall system
• Improve component quality
• Increase robustness and tolerance to thermal cycling
• Develop and integrate fully automated control of the system
• Reduce cost and volume of the system
• Increase thermal and electrical efficiency

Achieving these objectives will enable us to demonstrate a residential CHP concept fulfilling market requirements, and we can start working on the next step towards commercialization; validation of fuel cell system readiness, field trials and preparation for scale production.

The Asterix consortium cover the entire value chain from R&D over stack core technology (HTceramics), systems integration (Dantherm) and heat management (Danfoss) to market access (via Eifer). Each partner brings a high level of expertise and specific competencies to the project.

With the recent involvement of CNR-ITAE in the consortium, we have now added the complementary competences to our consortium, which we are sure, can bring us successfully through the next phases towards market introduction.

All the partners in the project have extensive experience in working in nationally or EU funded consortia projects.
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Coordinator

BALLARD POWER SYSTEMS EUROPE AS

Address

Majsmarken 1
9500 Hobro

Denmark

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 504 573

Administrative Contact

Per Baslev (Dr.)

Participants (3)

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EIFER EUROPAISCHES INSTITUT FUR ENERGIEFORSCHUNG EDF KIT EWIV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 145 238

SOLIDPOWER SA

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 514 210

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 197 873

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 256764

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2011

  • End date

    31 December 2014

Funded under:

FP7-JTI

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 096 890,80

  • EU contribution

    € 1 361 894

Coordinated by:

BALLARD POWER SYSTEMS EUROPE AS

Denmark