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The general objective stated for this project was the development of industrially relevant MCFC stacks to give a contribution towards commercialisation phase of power plant based on Molten Carbonate Fuel Cell.
Starting from the analysis of the critical problems experienced by the Contractors in developing m.c.f.c technology in previous and parallel projects, and after having defined improvements needed for materials and stack design, aimed to reduce costs and to improve performances, the activities of the projects were focused on the following areas:
- development of new stack design solutions and improved stack components, aimed to extend stack life and to reduce stack costs, followed by manufacturing, assembling and testing of 3 m.c.f.c. stacks incorporating the improved materials and components
- basic researches aimed to develop new cathode and manifold seal materials, and to improve fuel processing and impurity tolerability in m.c.f.c power plants; experimental validation of these new materials and components, through m.c.f.c. single cell tests and dedicated test rigs experiments
- cost analysis for m.c.f.c stacks and power plants components

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