OxiGEN is a research and development project started in January 2018 and financed by the FCHJU in the H2020 programme. A broad pan-European consortium of seven major players (ICI Caldaie, R&D centers Fraunhofer-IKTS, EIFER, CEA Liten, SINTEF, utility ENGIE, global ceramist and project coordinator Saint-Gobain) will partner to integrate the allceramic stack into an original hot box solution. Functional specifications will be set by a qualified Advisory Panel, gathering European system integrators and gas utilities in addition to the JRC and other consortium members.
The solution’s design will be modular and will address the specifications and standards suggested by the Advisory Panel, in order to provide a technical platform serving several market segments while fostering open competition between industry players. This new platform is of European ownership and leverages a European supply chain, thus supporting the emergence of a European fuel cell industry fully independent from Asian fuel cell technology.
OxiGEN aims at developing an innovative SOFC technical platform, including an all-ceramic stack design and a
modular hotbox, for small stationary applications. Thanks to its higher durability and simpler design, this novel stack can fulfill the customers’ needs for long lifetime, high efficiency and low cost, in micro-CHP and other segments.
The projects’ technical objectives address all the call challenges:
Saint-Gobain Centre de Recherche et d’Etudes Europeen
This project has received funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking under grant agreement No 779537. This Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and Hydrogen Europe and Hydrogen Europe Research
The consortium of OxiGEN project met for the Kick-Off meeting in Paris, at coordinator's premises. The project officially started.