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Hydrogen. Developing a Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Integrated R&D Platform in Romania. Dr. Vasile STANCIU Dr. Roxana Elena LAZAR ICSI Rm. Valcea. Brussels, 20 May 2005. Outline of presentation. The Romanian Paltform for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells New launched research programme
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Dr. Vasile STANCIU
Dr. Roxana Elena LAZAR
ICSI Rm. Valcea
Brussels, 20 May 2005
The financial support, of 351,000 €, is provided by the Ministry of Education and Research – 270,000 €, and by the partners themselves – 81,000 €.
The project is based on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells researches and technological capabilities already achieved by the partners in other National R&D Programs, as MENER (Environment, Energy and Resources Program) or CERES (Fundamental Research of Social, Economical and Cultural Interest Program). Those activities made feasible an experimental-demonstrative pilot plant for energy conversion using hydrogen PEM fuel cells which building started in ICIT Rimnicu Vilcea in 2002 and finished in 2004.
Equipment renewal & upgrade
Common strategic issues
Prepare joint RTD proposals in the frame of FP7
Systematic exchange of information and best practice between partners
Implement joint activities
Disseminate the research results
The Platform Main Activities
Hydrogen production via reforming
The main objectives are: obtaining and characterization of some performance reforming catalysts; designing of a membrane reformer which is achieving the simultaneous generation and separation of hydrogen, permitting the hydrogen purification unit to be cancelled and lowering the reaction temperature.
The main objectives are: obtaining and characterization of microporous inorganic membranes as competitive substitutes for costly palladium membranes.
Hydrogen storage on metal hydrides
The main objectives are: increasing the storage capacity by: designing of some alloys systems on the base of transition metal (Ti, Zr) and/or alkaline metal (specially Mg with additives from the Fe group); the improvement of the obtaining method for micro and nano-crystalline powdery materials; kinetics studies of H2 absorption; safety issues.
Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell
The main objectives are: synthesis and experimental characterization of membrane electrode ensemble for proton exchange membrane fuel cells; design, modeling and experimental study of a H2/Air PEM fuel cell stack; development of a coupled system, hydrogen storage unit-fuel cells stack, used in mobile and stationary applications; optimizing the gas and water economy.
Solid Oxide Fuel Cell
The main objectives are: obtaining of ceramic materials for anode (cermets from Ni and ZrO2 stabilized with Y2O3 (Ni-YSZ)) and for cathode (La1-x(Sr, Ca)MnO3) where x = 0,2 – 0,6; processing and characterization of oxide materials for medium temperature SOFC (7000C –8000C).
The membrane reformer will achieve the simultaneous generation and separation of hydrogen, permitting the hydrogen purification unit to be cancelled and lowering the reaction temperature.
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