The project is closely connected to the ZEG-project. In order to strengthen the application-oriented activity within the ZEG-alliance, it is required to increase the academic research focusing on the core elements of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC).
To rea lize cost effective and reliable power plants based on the ZEG-concept, a combined effort of basic and applied R&D is required. One important area is materials technology connected to SOFCs, particularly electrode and electrolyte materials, which are more robust, have lower resistance and lower price and are suitable for mass production.
This will be carried out with the University of Bergen, in the Gas Processing Technology Group (Hoffmann) within the Programme for Process Technology. The extensive comp utational and experimental facilities of the Mat.-Nat. Faculty are available for the project.
Three sub-projects will be carried out:
<h>1. A MD-study to identify new, better SOFC materials, which will be synthesized and tested out in practice.
<h>2. A n experimental study seeking new, cost effective, manufacturing processes for SOFC components, the performance of the produced components will be tested out in practice.
<h>3. The construction of testing facilities at the UoB (small-scale, flexible, for testing of new materials and components) and CMR (larger-scale for commercial testing).
CLIMIT-Forskning, utvikling og demo av CO2-håndtering