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SynSOFC 2

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03/2020 - 02/2023

TU München

DFG

Dr. Christian Lenser

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The coupling of a biomass gasifier with a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) to produce electricity from biomass is being studied within the framework of a joint project of Forschungszentrum Jülich and TU München, funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). The objective of this dissertation is the development of new material combination for the fuel electrode with an improved tolerance against contaminants in the fuel gas. The material systems under investigation include cermets based on Nickel and Gadolinium-doped ceria (GDC) as well as innovative ceramic materials that exsolve nano-scaled catalyst particles during operation. The materials and components developed at IEK-1 will be tested at TU München using synthetic Syngas with controlled amounts of contaminants, in order to investigate the interaction of each molecule with the material.

Solar Hydrogen

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01/2021 - 12/2023

IEK-2, -5, -9, -11, -14, ZEA-1, DLR, KIT, HZB, HZDR, IPP

HGF

Dr. Mariya Ivanova

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As part of an internal Helmholtz funding (HGF), a proton-conducting electrolysis cell is to be developed to obtain hydrogen that is highly pure and water-free. The energy required for the cell will origin from solar sources.

WirLebenSOFC - Life-time prediction of SOCs

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03/2021 - 03/20247

Bosch, RJL, KIT, HS Karlsruhe, HS Aalen

BMBF

FKZ 03SF0622B

Prof. Dr. Norbert H. Menzler

Martin Juckel

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Funded by the BMBF as part of the Hydrogen Republic of Germany initiative, the project is working on the specific degradation phenomena of a so-called metal-supported solid oxide fuel cell (MSC) for the reconversion of hydrogen generated via renewable sources. Under the leadership of Bosch and together with the company RJL and the research partners KIT, HS Aalen and HS Karlsruhe, the institutes IEK-1, -2 and -14 are specifically working on the thermal-atmospheric degradation phenomena (material-specific, microstructure-dependent and thermodynamic/kinetic) and the further development of the MSC

https://www.wasserstoff-leitprojekte.de/grundlagenforschung/brennstoffzellen

SOC Degradation 2 - Degradation of SOCs

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03/2021 - 02/2024

IEK-2, -9, -13, -14, IKTS, DLR, KIT, Bosch, Hexis/mPower, Kerafol, Sunfire, Mann+Hummel, Horiba FuelCon, SOLIDpower

BMBF

FKZ 03SF0621A

Prof. Dr. Norbert H. Menzler

Michael Wolff

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Also based on the Hydrogen Republic of Germany initiative, the BMBF-funded project focuses on specific degradation effects that only occur under electrolysis mode. At IEK-1, alternative fuel gas electrodes are being developed for this purpose and marketable manufacturing processes are being advanced. Broad participation of other German industrial partners (Kerafol, Hexis/mPower, Sunfire, Mann+Hummel, Bosch, Horiba FuelCon, SOLIDpower) as well as external research institutions (IKTS, DLR, KIT) and Jülich institutes (IEK-2, -9, -13, -14) ensures a broad approach to understanding and solving the effects that occur.

https://www.wasserstoff-leitprojekte.de/grundlagenforschung/brennstoffzellen

ReNaRe - Recycling - sustainable use of ressources

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04/2021- 03/2025

FZJ (IEK-1, -2, ZEA-1), TU BA Freiberg, RWTH Aachen, KIT, FhG-IPA, HZDR, Nickelhütte Aue, Heraeus, Öko-Institut, Dechema, Hexis/mPower, TU München

BMBF

FKZ 03HY111J

Prof. Dr. Olivier Guillon

Prof. Dr. Norbert H. Menzler

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The joint project ReNaRe is part of the technology platform H2Giga. The project is investigating the possibilities of recycling of solid oxide electrolyzer stacks. The focus is on either reuse, remanufacturing or recycling of components. Depending on the stack concept and/or recycling concept, materials or components can be reused directly or have to be reprocessed in a complex way. The focus of IEK-1 is the reuse of the ceramic components of the cell either again in SOCs or in alternative applications.

https://www.wasserstoff-leitprojekte.de/leitprojekte/h2giga

ElChFest

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01/2022- 12/2024

IEK-2, IAM-ET (KIT), IDM (HSKA)

BMBF

03SF0641A

Dr. Christian Lenser

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In the joint project ElChFest, we work together with our partners in Karlsruhe to develop a solid oxide electrolysis cell (SOEC) based on doped ceria, and optimize the cell as well as the operational parameters. Material-, microstructural and electrochemical investigations will be combined in order to establish a model that allows the calculation of mechanical stresses as a function of the operation point.

Last Modified: 26.05.2022