The aim of the workshop is to ensure a platform for professional discussions and exchange of expertise in one of the most challenging issues in the commercialization of SOFC: degradation and durability. Different aspects covering cell components, seals and interconnectors, as well as stacks and systems will be discussed. Diverse approaches will be presented: from modeling and prediction of degradation, through experimental confirmation and observations to diagnostic tools for early detection and mitigation strategies.
The workshop is co-organized by five FCH JU projects: ENDURANCE, DIAMOND, SOPHIA, SOCTESQA and ECo. It will gather high-level researchers and industrial representatives involved in the development and market introduction of solid oxide cell systems.
The workshop will take place on February 17, 2017 in the Catalonia Hotel, in the center of the city of Barcelona.
There is no registration fee.
15-minute oral presentations are planned. For those interested in participating as speakers, include the title of the presentation and your affiliation.
For a list of available hotels and useful information, click here.
Pre-reservations for the workshop have been made in several hotels within walking distance of the workshop venue as well as the venue hotel. Please contact the hotels directly and mention the workshop in your booking. Please note that reservations are made on a first come, first serve basis as well as that pre-reservations for the Catalonia Hotel will be held until January 27, 2017.
ENDURANCE stands for ENhanced DURability materials for Advanced stacks of New solid oxide fuel CElls.
ENDURANCE aims to develop reliable predictive models to estimate long-term (20 thousand hours and more) performance and probability of failure of solid oxide fuel cell stacks based on existing materials.
ENDURANCE is original because it proposes to detect the earliest signals of fuel cell stack failure and actually "heal" it before happening through Early Warning Output Signals triggered counterstrategies.
ENDURANCE is beneficial because it will allow for the production of solid oxide fuel cell stacks with extended lifetime and reduced maintenance costs using existing materials.