NewGenSoFC is a four-year, EU Marie Curie project running between 2014-2017. This project combines sector-leading partners from clean energy projects to achieve allied goals of:
- Low-cost fuel cell manufacture;
- Low carbon energy generation;
- Movement towards a hydrogen economy
UK and Turkish Partners (Adelan, GTU, Kale and the School of Metallurgy and Materials, University of Birmingham), are commercially validating the technical, social and financial prospects of microtubular SOFC (mSOFC) technology, invented by Adelan in the UK.
The strategic long-term vision is to innovate and commercialise low-cost mSOFCs for household energy generation, based on patented designs, integrated systems and prototypes developed in other projects. Project highlights included demonstration of small, portable mSOFC devices, the development of a commercially verified mSOFC manufacturing costs model, and a detailed report on market and environmental impacts. The project is critical to strengthening the European supply chain of mSOFC, and diversifying mSOFC technology globally. To support the growing fuel cell and hydrogen industry, partners supported international research materials, training and events for young scientists to develop careers in the field, including a Elsevier book High-Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells for the 21st Century.