H2020-EU.184.108.40.206. – Increase the electrical efficiency and the durability of the different fuel cells used for power production to levels which can compete with conventional technologies, while reducing costs
Robust and reliable general management tool for performance and durability improvement of fuel cell stationary unit
A NEW WAY TO MONITOR FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGIES
Today’s fuel cell technologies, which convert the chemical energy of fuel and oxygen into electricity, are developed at the same level as other market-existing energy conversion technologies. Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) and proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFC) are among the most important fuel cell technologies. To monitor and control both technologies, a specific instrument is needed that will enhance production and marketisation of the new generation of innovative and cost-effective fuel cell stationaries (FCSs) with increased warranty periods. The EU-funded RUBY project intends to develop this specific instrument and complete the work by integrating hardware, stack diagnosis, control algorithms and fault detection algorithms for blowout preventer (BOP). The project’s goal is to evaluate the lifetime of FCS components for reliable and accurate monitoring.
FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGIES
WEBSITE: Ennio Andrea Adinolfi
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