NORTHERN EUROPEAN INNOVATIVE ENERGY RESEARCH (N-INNER)
Novel High-Temperature Proton and Mixed-Proton Electron Conductors for
Proton Conducting Solid Oxide Fuel Cells and H2-Separation Membranes
High-temperature proton conductors and mixed proton-electron conductors have potentials to serve as membranes in processes within future environment friendly energy technologies. Proton Conducting Fuel Cells (PC-SOFCs) offer, among other advantages, better and simpler fuel utilization than conventional SOFCs. Mixed proton-electron conductors may be applied as membranes for hydrogen production and purification with the advantage of 100% selectivity, higher operation temperature, and improved long-term stability compared to present membrane candidate materials.
State-of-the-art high-temperature proton- and mixed proton-electron conductors consist of the basic alkaline-earth cerates and zirconates. The reactivity of these materials with, in particular CO2, has so far limited implementation of high-temperature proton conductors in industrial processes. Consequently, there is a need for new materials that combine the required functional properties with sufficient mechanical and chemical stability.
Develop CO2 - stable HTPC and HTMPEC membranes for fuel cells and H2separation membranes with area specific proton or ambipolar resistances below 0.1 ohmcm2
This will be achieved by improving the transport properties of compounds within the rare-earth niobates/tantalates and tungstates through:
The project brings together five of the leading laboratories in Europe that all have focus on solid-state ionics for future energy technologies
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Below a list of project meetings and symposia arranged within the framework of the project, typically two project meetings every year, where one of them is being held within the series of NorFERM symposia initiated within the FERMiO framwork: