Smart Ways
for In-Situ
Totally Integrated
and Continuous
Multisource Generation
of Hydrogen

Smart Ways for In-Situ Totally Integrated and Continuous Multisource Generation of Hydrogen

What is SWITCH?

SWITCH is an Horizon 2020 European Project that aims to design, build and test an in-situ fully integrated and continuous multisource hydrogen production system, based on solid oxide cell technology.

How does SWITCH work?


In electrolysis mode, the SWITCH system uses renewable electricity,
water and heat to produce green hydrogen,
with no emissions.


In fuel cell mode, the SWITCH system uses natural gas
or bio-methane to produce grey or green hydrogen,
electricity and heat when renewable power is not available.


The SWITCH consortium is composed by seven European partners from five different EU countries and a non-EU country (Switzerland). The consortium is highly interdisciplinary: there are two SMEs, two Large Enterprise (LE) andthree research institutes.


SWITCH aims to become an innovative technology for the production of “mostly green, always secured hydrogen” at hydrogen refueling stations.


Seventh project meeting

The SWITCH Consortium met again online for the 7th project meeting. Another set of activities finished as the project is quickly entering in its final stage. In fact, both Work Package


EPFL presented a poster at ECOS 2023

Wei Xinyi – researcher from EPFL – presented a poster at the 36th International Conference on efficiency, cost, optimisation, simulation and environmental impact of energy systems, in short ECOS 2023. The


SWITCH flies to Boston, US!

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, through the Group of Energy Materials unit, is Partner to the SWITCH project and is responsible for the system design activity (WP3), using its multi-objective



This project has received funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking (now Clean Hydrogen Partnership) under Grant Agreement No 875148. This Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation program, Hydrogen Europe and Hydrogen Europe Research

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Project Coordinator

Matteo Testi

Fondazione Bruno Kessler – FBK

Chief Engineer

Ilaria Mirabelli


Knowledge Manager

Ilaria Alberti

Fondazione Bruno Kessler – FBK

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