European project corresponding to the call FCH-JU-2009-1 of the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development.
The ADEL project (ADvanced ELectrolyser for Hydrogen Production with Renewable Energy Sources) aims at developing a new steam electrolyser concept, the so-called Intermediate Temperature Steam Electrolysis (ITSE).
The new concept will increase the electrolyser lifetime by decreasing its operation temperature while maintaining a satisfactory performance level. This will allow a significant part of the required energy to be provided as heat, the rest being provided as electricity. This, in turn, gives flexibility for coupling the electrolyser with various heat sources and potentially increases the energy efficiency of the complete system
Partners: HTceramix, S.A. (HTc) (Coordinator); Accelopment AG (ACCEL); Commissariat à I'Energie Atomique (CEA); Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR);European Institute for Energy Research (EIFER); Eidgenössische Materialprüfungs-und Forschungsanstalt (EMPA); Hynergreen Technologies, S.A. (HG); HyGear B.V. (HYG); IMDEA Energy Institute; Joint Research Center (JRC); SOFCpower, SpA (SP); Topsoe Fuel Cell A/S (TOFC); Empresarios Agrupados Internacional, S.A. (EA).
Funding Institution/Program: European Union/FP7-Cooperation Program-FCH JU-Call identifier: FCH-JU-2009-1
Period: January 2011-December 2013
Principal researcher: Manuel Romero