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Development of a next generation AMmONia Fuel Cell System

A novel system for the utilization and conversion of ammonia into electric power at high efficiency using a solid oxide fuel cell system will be demonstrated and optimised.

AMON will develop a novel system for the utilization and conversion of ammonia into electric power at high efficiency using a solid oxide fuel cell system. The project will deal with the design of the basic components of the system including the fuel cell, an ammonia burner, ammonia resistant heat exchangers, the engineering of the whole Balance of Plants, and validation of the compliance with ammonia use for all the specific parts and components. Optionally, depending on system needs, an ammonia cracker and anode gas recirculation will be developed. (project website)
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Clean Hydrogen Joint Undertaking

European Partnership for Hydrogen Technologies

Clean Hydrogen Joint Undertaking's main objective is to contribute to EU Green Deal and Hydrogen Strategy through optimised funding of R&I activities. The Clean Hydrogen Partnership is the successor of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking (FCH 2 JU) and has taken over its legacy portfolio as of 30 November 2021. 


Nautical Integrated Hybrid Energy System for Long-haul Cruise Ships

NAUTILUS is a research project aimed at developing, evaluating and validating a highly efficient power generation system fuelled by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) for long-haul passenger ships.

The technology solution is based on a hybridized Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) combined with a battery. The project, coordinated by the DLR German Aerospace Center Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics, has three main pillars:

- The development and optimization of the modular SOFC-battery Genset system,
- integrating schemes for multi-megawatt Genset into cruise ships,
- laboratory proof-of-concept integrating SOFC system control with battery management unit, and the development and testing of a physical demonstrator.

The to-be-developed system will cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 50% and other major diesel engine exhaust gas and particle components almost entirely. Furthermore, the Genset’s fuel flexibility opens the door to even greater emission reductions in the future.


Pathway to a Competitive European Fuel Cell micro-Cogeneration Market

PACE is a five-year project that has deployed more than 2,500 highly efficient Fuel Cell micro-cogeneration units in 10 European countries since 2016. PACE is a €90 million public-private project co-funded by the Clean Hydrogen Partnership. The project brings together 5 leading European suppliers (BDR Thermea, Bosch, SolydEra, Sunfire and Viessmann) who provide Fuel Cell micro-CHP systems for homes and businesses. (project website)


Standardized qualifying tests of electrolysers for grid servicesy
(ended on 30 June 2020)

The objective of QualyGridS project is to establish standardized testing protocols for electrolysers to perform electricity grid services. A variety of different grid services will be addressed as well as multiple hydrogen end users. The protocols developed will be applied to both alkaline and PEM electrolysers systems, respectively, using electrolyser sizes from 50 kW to 300 kW. A further objective is to write the testing protocols in a manner that they will be ready for submission to European and International standardization organisations. Another objective is to perform a techno-economic analysis of business cases covering the grid and market situations in the most relevant regions of Europe for large electrolysers (>3MW). Business cases will be identified and the most promising ones will be analysed in detail. (project website)
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RRP - RoRePower


RoRePower project develops and demonstrates Solid Oxide Fuel Cell systems for off-grid power generation in certain markets. These markets are such as powering the gas and oil infrastructure in remote regions with harsh climate conditions from -40 to +50°C and the continuous power supplies of telecommunication towers especially in emerging countries e.g. telecom base stations or microwave transceivers. (project website)
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