SWITCH is an Horizon 2020 European Project that aims to design, build and test a novel system prototype for hydrogen production, based on solid oxide cell technology.
The SWITCH system will be a stationary, modular and continuous multisource hydrogen production technology designed for hydrogen refuelling stations (HRS).

The core of the system will be a reversible Solid Oxide Cell (SOC) operating in two modes:
Electrolysis Mode (SOE) and Fuel Cell Mode (SOFC). 

Electrolysis - SOE Mode

In electrolysis mode, the SWITCH systems uses renewable electricity, water and heat to produce green hydrogen.

Fuel Cell - SOFC Mode

In fuel cell mode, the SWITCH systems uses natural gas or bio-methane to produce grey or green hydrogen, electricity and heat.

The integration of the two modes will allow the continuous and guaranteed production of hydrogen and power for contracted end users.


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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