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Focus on accelerated stress tests, degradation phenomena, fault modelling, advanced monitoring, diagnostics, prognostics and control of SOC and PEMFC 

Workshop jointly organized by H2020 Projects AD ASTRA and RUBY 

5 July 2022 – Lucerne (CH) 

KKLEuropean Fuel Cell Forum 2022 


The workshop gathers scientists and engineers from EU research and industry communities active on the broad area of Fuel Cell lifetime enhancement and advanced management. The speakers will describe the achievements on stress tests analysis and degradation of high temperature Solid Oxide Cells together with the work undergoing in the field of monitoring, diagnostics, prognostics and control of both SOFCs and PEMFCs. The partners of the projects AD ASTRA and RUBY will share the results of their efforts, connecting degradation phenomena, fault root causes and mathematical framework that serves for improved stack and balance of plant management. The event will address in a holistic framework the main topics that can lead to more performing stacks and competitive Fuel Cell Systems. 

Accelerated stress test protocols for SOC

Prediction of degradation mechanisms for SOFC/SOEC stack components

Prediction of SOFC/SOEC Remaining Useful Life in real-time

Robust diagnosis of PEMFC via Artificial Intelligence and EIS

Data-driven and model-based diagnosis of SOFC cells and stacks

Data-driven and model-based diagnosis of PEMFC & SOFC BoP

Validation of performance of RUBY-tool for SOFC µ-CHP

Real Time Optimization control of Fuel Cell Systems

Degradation-aware energy management of Fuel Cells-based VPPs

Hardware for on-field EIS: state of the art, solutions and issues


TimeTopic Speaker
9:00-9:05WelcomeD. Pumiglia (ENEA) - C. Pianese (UNISA)
9:05-9:15Improving FCs performance from basic phenomena to managementS. J. McPhail - C. Pianese (UNISA)- D. Pumiglia (ENEA)
9:15-9:25Description of project AD ASTRAD. Pumiglia (ENEA)
9:25-9:35Description of project RUBYP. Polverino (UNISA)
9:35-9:55How cells and metal interconnects respond to operating parameters up to 40 khP. Piccardo (UNIGE)
9:55-10:15Degradation assessment in solid oxide cell operated in electrolysis modeA. Leon (EIFER)
10:25-10:40Coffee break & networking
10:40-11:00Online THDA for rSOC diagnostic: Illustration for reactants depletionH. Moussaoui (EPFL)
11:00-11:20AST: The effect of pressure on the interconnect ageingR. Spotorno (UNIGE)
11:20-11:40SOFC degradation studies through a multiscale modelling approachF. Bianchi (UNIGE)
11:40-12:00Development of mathematical transfer functions for AST designP. Polverino (UNISA)
12:00-12:20Modeling the impact of electrode degradations on the SOC responseE. Da Silva (CEA)
12:30-13:30Lunch at the Canteen of the University of Lucerne
13:30-13:50Robust diagnosis of PEMFC based on Artificial Intelligence and EISD. Chanal (UBFC)
13:50-14:10Active and passive diagnosis of SOFC cells and stacksD. Juricic (IJS)
14:10-14:30Data-driven and model-based diagnosis of PEMFC & SOFC Balance of PlantsA. Pandolfi (UNISA)
14:30-14:50Validation of performance of RUBY-tool for SOFC micro-CHPA. Nieminen (VTT)
15:00-15:20Coffee break & networking
15:20-15:40Enforcing optimal operation of FCS despite degradation via real-time optimizationT. De Avila Ferreira (HES-SO)
15:40-16:00Degradation-aware energy management of fuel cell-based VPPsM. Sorrentino (UNISA)
16:00-16:20EU project REACTT-Advanced Field Diagnostics of SOEC & rSOCD. Juricic (IJS)
16:20-16:40Hardware for on-field EIS: state of the art, solutions and issuesG. Spagnuolo (UNISA)
16:50-17:00Feedback from Q&A sessions, discussion – ClosureD. Pumiglia (ENEA) - C. Pianese (UNISA)
CEA, French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (F); EIFER, European Institute for Energy Research (D); ENEA, Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (I); EPFL, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (CH); IJS, Jožef Stefan Institute (SI); HES-SO, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (CH); UBFC, University of Bourgogne Franche-Comté (F); UNIGE, University of Genova (I); UNISA, University of Salerno (I); VTT, technical Research Centre of Finland (FI).

registration form

Registration is open and free of charge; coffee, beverages and lunch will be offered to all guests.
If you are interested in joining the Workshop, please fill the form.


VENUE: University of Lucerne, Frohburgstrasse, Lucerne (CH) Conference Room n. 5

TIME: 09:00 - 17:00

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