Developing Accelerated Stress Test Protocols for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells and Electrolysers: The European Project AD ASTRA

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  • Author: McPhail, Stephen J.

    Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, Italy

  • Author: Pumiglia, D.

    Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, Italy

  • Author: Laurencin, Jérôme

    CEA, France

  • Author: Hagen, A.

    Electrochemistry, Department of Energy Conversion and Storage, Technical University of Denmark, Frederiksborgvej 399, 4000, Roskilde, Denmark

  • Author: Léon, A.

    European Institute for Energy Research, Germany

  • Author: Van Herle, Jan

    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, Switzerland

  • Author: Vladikova, D.

    BAS - Institute of Electrochemistry and Energy Systems, Bulgaria

  • Author: Montinaro, D.

    SOLIDpower S.p.a., Italy

  • Author: Piccardo, P.

    University of Genoa, Italy

  • Author: Polverino, P.

    University of Salerno, Italy

  • Author: Herbrig, K.

    Sunfire GmbH, Germany

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In order to finally and systematically address the growing need for accelerated stress tests, given the longer lifetimes of solid oxide cells – both in fuel cell and electrolysis operation – the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking has launched an international initiative to overcome this epic challenge. The overall objective of the project that was awarded the task is the development of protocols that allow quantitative identification and prediction of critical degradation mechanisms, correlating them with overall performance variables in selected stack components (fuel electrode, oxygen electrode and interconnect). These will build firstly on the analysis of numerous field-tested samples of SOC stacks provided by the industrial partners, followed by applying existing and developing improved testing and modelling methods based on ex-situ component ageing and aggravated stack testing.
Original languageEnglish
JournalECS Transactions
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)563-570
Publication statusPublished - 2019
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