Solid Oxide Cell and Stack Testing, Safety and Quality Assurance

SOCTESQA
Project Information
Framework Programme: 
FP7
Call for proposals: 
2013
Application area: 
Cross-cutting issues
Logo: 

The main objective of the present project proposal is to develop uniform and industry wide test procedures for SOC cell/stack assembly. The proposal builds on experiences gained in the FCTESTNET, FCTESQA series of projects taking up the methodology developed there. This project proposal will address new application fields which are based on the operation of the SOFC cell/stack assembly in the fuel cell and in the electrolysis mode. The project partners have long-term experience in the development, testing and harmonization of solid oxide cells/stacks. The project will have a clear structure based on an initial definition phase, the development of generic test modules which will be validated by experimental validation phases. The review of the test procedures will result in modified test modules leading to a subsequent second validation loop. At the end of the project, the final test modules will be confirmed by round robin tests. Moreover, the project will address safety aspects, liaise with standardization organizations and establish contact with industrial practice. This collaborative project will essentially help to accelerate the development and the market penetration of hydrogen and fuel cell (H2&FC) energy systems in Europe.

Project details
Project reference: 
621245
Topic: 
SP1-JTI-FCH.2013.5.4: Development of industry wide uniform performance test schemes for SOFC/SOEC cells & stacks
Project type: 
Research and technological development
Contract type: 
Collaborative Project
Start date: 
Thursday, May 1, 2014
End date: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Duration: 
36 months
Project cost: 
€ 3,212,186.20
Project funding: 
€ 1,626,373.20
Coordinator: 

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV, Germany

Contact: 
Dr. Michael Lang
Contact email: 
Other participating organisations: 
Organisation Country
COMMISSARIAT A L’ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES FR
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET DK
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE IT
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION BE
EIFER EUROPAISCHES INSTITUT FUR ENERGIEFORSCHUNG EDF-KIT EWIV DE
Patents and Publications
Publications: 
Marco Graziadio , Bruno Conti , Antonella Giannini , Carlos Boigues Munoz , Stephen J. McPhail , Maurizio Carlini; An Analysis of the Effects of Test Bench Architecture on Solid Oxide Fuel Cell and Electrolysis Characterization and the Role of International Standards
C. Auer , M. Lang , K. Couturier , E. R. Nielsen , S. J. McPhail , G. Tsotridis , Q. Fu , S. H. Chan; Solid Oxide Cell and Stack Testing, Safety and Quality Assurance (SOCTESQA)
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