FC-EUROGRID

Evaluating the Performance of Fuel Cells in European Energy Supply Grids

 Coordinatore THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM 

 Organization address address: Edgbaston
city: BIRMINGHAM
postcode: B15 2TT

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: May
Cognome: Chung
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 121 415 8202
Fax: +44 121 4146056

 Nazionalità Coordinatore United Kingdom [UK]
 Totale costo 805˙931 €
 EC contributo 588˙982 €
 Programma FP7-JTI
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Joint Technology Initiatives
 Code Call FCH-JU-2009-1
 Funding Scheme JTI-CSA-FCH
 Anno di inizio 2010
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2010-10-01   -   2012-12-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

 Organization address address: Edgbaston
city: BIRMINGHAM
postcode: B15 2TT

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: May
Cognome: Chung
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 121 415 8202
Fax: +44 121 4146056

UK (BIRMINGHAM) coordinator 32˙636.00
2    FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JUELICH GMBH

 Organization address address: Leo-Brandt-Strasse
city: JUELICH
postcode: 52425

contact info
Nome: Anne
Cognome: Bosch
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 2461 614236
Fax: +49 2461 612118

DE (JUELICH) participant 112˙887.00
3    TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

 Organization address address: TEKNIIKANTIE 4 A
city: ESPOO
postcode: 02044 VTT

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Liisa
Cognome: Pyy
Email: send email
Telefono: +358 20 722 5441
Fax: +358 20 722 7048

FI (ESPOO) participant 89˙345.00
4    AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE,L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE

 Organization address address: Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon di Revel 76
city: ROMA
postcode: 196

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Angelo
Cognome: Moreno
Email: send email
Telefono: 390630000000
Fax: 390630000000

IT (ROMA) participant 76˙504.00
5    Grontmij AB

 Organization address city: Stockholm
postcode: 10074

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Bengt
Cognome: Ridell
Email: send email
Telefono: +46 104802304
Fax: +46 104802363

SE (Stockholm) participant 66˙874.00
6    EIFER EUROPAISCHES INSTITUT FUR ENERGIEFORSCHUNG EDF-KIT EWIV

 Organization address address: EMMY NOETHER STRASSE 11
city: KARLSRUHE
postcode: 76131

contact info
Nome: August
Cognome: Guenter
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 721 6105 1377
Fax: 4972160000000

DE (KARLSRUHE) participant 59˙385.00
7    E. ON RUHRGAS AG

 Organization address city: ESSEN
postcode: 45131

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Anke
Cognome: Lindner
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 201 184 3863
Fax: +49 201 184 24 3863

DE (ESSEN) participant 58˙315.00
8    INSTYTUT ENERGETYKI

 Organization address address: Mory 8
city: WARSZAWA
postcode: 1330

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Janusz
Cognome: Jewulski
Email: send email
Telefono: +48 660 416362
Fax: +48 22 6428378

PL (WARSZAWA) participant 49˙755.00
9    EBZ Entwicklungs- und Vertriebsgesellschaft Brennstoffzelle mbH

 Organization address city: Dresden
postcode: 1307

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Oliver
Cognome: Posdziech
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 351 479 39 14
Fax: +49 351 479 39 18

DE (Dresden) participant 43˙281.00
10    E.ON TECHNOLOGIES GMBH

 Organization address address: ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT STASSE
city: GELSENKIRCHEN
postcode: 45896

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Bernd
Cognome: Ritter
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 209 601 8209
Fax: +49 209 601 5408

DE (GELSENKIRCHEN) participant 0.00

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 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'It has become apparent in the development of the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) Multi Annual Implementation Plan (MAIP) and Annual Implementation Plans (API) that it is difficult to formulate precise targets and requirements for stationary fuel cell applications due to the complicated interaction of FC system operation with grid specifics and the differing goals of FC implementation in the Member States. Neither for efficiency and emission levels, for example, nor for more technical specifications like cycling ability and turn-down ratio can clear targets be set and benchmarks applied that are independent from the energy supply grid environment the FC system is operating in. Therefore it was decided to omit such targets from the JU programme, which on the other hand constitutes an unsatisfactory situation due to the lack of clear technical guidelines. The project will contribute to solving this situation by collecting and reviewing information on stationary FC operations in various grid environments and application strategies. From this analysis and using information on competing technologies and their future development, benchmarks and targets for stationary fuel cell applications in Europe will be developed and coordinated with the relevant European stakeholders, as well as with the FCH JU and the Commission. These benchmarks will be essential in assessing the progress of the JU programme in improving fuel cell technology and the advantages fuel cells can offer over conventional technologies in the context of different energy supply grids.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

The transition from a fossil fuel-based energy system to a renewable hydrogen-based system will take a long time. During this transition, research and fuel cell (FC) technology improvements towards performance benchmarks set by EU-funded scientists can pave the way.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

FCs combine hydrogen with oxygen in a chemical reaction, producing water, electricity and heat. Fed with hydrogen obtained from natural gas or renewable biogas and producing zero emissions of pollutants, they are an important part of the European energy roadmap. However, certain barriers hinder widespread utilisation of stationary FCs.

Among them, setting realistic goals in terms of efficiency, emissions and technical specifications is not only complicated but currently impossible. This is because the distribution grid environment differs from country to country, and FC technology is quite varied as well. With the support of EU funds, scientists sought to solve this situation from a technical and economic point of view.

Within the FC-EUROGRID (Evaluating the performance of fuel cells in European energy supply grids) project, they collected information on typical electricity supply grids in EU countries. Data from utility companies and Eurostat were used to create an 'Atlas of European electricity grids'. In addition, the team simulated FCs' operation in a variety of environments to determine their average efficiencies.

Next, numerical models were further developed to evaluate the performance of micro combined heat and power and distributed generation units. Results showed how emissions per energy unit of electricity delivered to customers vary for different countries. The analyses developed were implemented to establish technical and economic targets for FC performance.

These targets took into consideration differences in both electricity grid structure and fuels employed. They are expected to enable better assessment of proposals for funding and advantages of FC installations over conventional technologies by taking into account the variable yet critical local operating conditions.

FC-EUROGRID has provided a necessary framework for the assessment of FC systems using a comprehensive database of real local grid information and FC types. Analysing carbon dioxide savings and efficiency under real operating conditions will help to realise a renewable energy economy and a carbon-free power sector.

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