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Project subtitle

SOFC Auxiliary Power In Emissions/Noise Solutions

This project aims to design, optimise and build several 200W mSOFC stacks and to integrate them into hybrid power systems comprising the fuel cell, a battery and appliances found in a recreational vehicle (RV). Additional components of the system are a gas processor to clean up the autogas propane fuel plus other equipment for electrical, mechanical and control balance of plant (BOP). All these components will be constituents of an entire fuel cell power generator which will first be tested in the lab and, after further optimisation and miniaturisation, in an RV platform. The project is primarily aimed at the RV platform from Autosleepers, an SME based in the UK, but other applications such as boats, ambulances and environmental testing vehicles will also be studied. Propane was chosen as the the fuel because of its superior energy density compared to hydrogen and methanol, and also because it is the generally preferred fuel for auxiliary systems on RVs, such as cookers, fridges and water heaters. Autogas propane is widely available at filling stations throughout Europe. The SOFC was chosen because it can convert propane while also providing low noise, low emissions and heat for hot water supply. The overall objectives are: Develop the fuel cell power supply to fit the RV Test the Autogas propane fuel Study the needs of the market to reduce the risks of commercialisation Improve the SOFC in terms of materials, lifetime, performance and costs Innovate on noise reduction and emissions Provide several fuel cells for testing optimisation and proving To test long term durability and cycling for obtaining approvals To disseminate by getting real users to apply the new device and report results across Europe Impact will be substantial because the general public will be using these RVs. Also three special conferences will be organised to disseminate information, ten refereed publications will be submitted and patents will be published on the innovations.

Project Information

Type of project : Demonstration

Timing : 01/11/2012 > 31/10/2015

Project Budget : 2.369.507 €

Funding



Project partners

Coordinator :

ADELAN LTD

Partners :
IREC - Institut de Recerca en Energia de Catalunya

AUTO-SLEEPERS GROUP LIMITED

CENTER FOR ABRASIVES AND REFRACTORIES RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT - C.A.R.R.D.

CLAUSTHALER UMWELTTECHNIK INSTITUT GMBH

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

ZACHODNIOPOMORSKI UNIWERSYTET TECHNOLOGICZNY W SZCZECINIE


Sub project(s)

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Sub project 1

Country
United Kingdom
Address

wycherley, tower road, Ashley Heath, TF9 4PY Market Drayton

Sub project categories
geo
52.9172517, -2.3811478

Project Id: 1080

This project datasheet was last updated on : 21.11.2017

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