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Development of a new and highly efficient micro-scale CHP system based on fuel-flexible gasification and a SOFC

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Project "FlexiFuel-SOFC" data sheet

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Organization address
address: Anton-Windhagerstrasse 20
city: Seekirchen am Wallersee
postcode: 5201
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 Coordinator Country Austria [AT]
 Project website
 Total cost 5˙988˙163 €
 EC max contribution 5˙982˙101 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU. (Develop geothermal, hydro, marine and other renewable energy options)
2. H2020-EU. (Develop efficient, reliable and cost-competitive solar energy systems)
3. H2020-EU. (Develop the full potential of wind energy)
 Code Call H2020-LCE-2014-1
 Funding Scheme RIA
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-05-01   to  2019-06-30


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    WINDHAGER ZENTRALHEIZUNG TECHNIK GMBH AT (Seekirchen am Wallersee) coordinator 1˙010˙375.00
2    AVL LIST GMBH AT (GRAZ) participant 1˙420˙588.00
3    BIOS BIOENERGIESYSTEME GMBH AT (GRAZ) participant 1˙004˙737.00
5    HYGEAR BV NL (ARNHEM) participant 611˙663.00
6    TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT NL (DELFT) participant 589˙030.00
8    UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT NL (UTRECHT) participant 195˙940.00


 Project objective

The project aims at the development of a new innovative highly efficient and fuel flexible micro-scale biomass CHP technology consisting of a small-scale fixed-bed updraft gasifier, a compact gas cleaning system and a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC). The technology shall be developed for a capacity range of 25 to 150 kW (fuel power) and shall be characterised by a wide fuel spectrum applicable (wood pellets and wood chips of various sizes and moisture contents, SCR, selected agricultural fuels), high gross electric (40%) and overall (85-90%) efficiencies as well as almost zero gaseous and PM emissions. This aim shall be reached by the combination of a fuel-flexible updraft gasification technology with ultra-low particulate matter and condensed alkaline compound concentrations in the product gas, which reduces the efforts for gas cleaning, an integrated gas cleaning approach for dust and HCl removal, desulphurisation and tar cracking as well as a SOFC system which tolerates certain amounts of tars as fuel. It is expected to achieve at the end of the project a TRL of 5. The objectives of the project are highly relevant to the work programme since they focus on the development of a micro-scale CHP technology with extended fuel flexibility which shall be cost efficient and robust and shall distinguish itself by high electric and overall efficiencies as well as almost zero emissions. To fulfil these goals an overall methodology shall be applied which is divided into a technology development part (based on process simulations, computer aided design of the single units and the overall system, test plant construction, performance and evaluation of test runs, risk and safety analysis) as well as a technology assessment part covering risk, techno-economic, environmental and overall impact assessments, market studies regarding the possible potentials for application of the new technology as well as dissemination activities.


List of deliverables.
Final international project workshop Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2020-01-24 09:08:42
Final Market study for Europe: Comprehensive road map for large-scale deployment of the SOFC-CHP in the EU between 2019-2025 Documents, reports 2020-01-24 09:08:42
Project webpage online Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2020-01-24 09:08:42

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of FlexiFuel-SOFC deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 A. Cavalli, M. Kunze, P.V. Aravind
Cross-influence of toluene as tar model compound and HCl on Solid Oxide Fuel Cell anodes in Integrated Biomass Gasifier SOFC Systems
published pages: 1-11, ISSN: 0306-2619, DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.09.060
Applied Energy 231 2020-01-24

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