EVENTS

SWITCH meetings and dissemination events.

SWITCH presented at Modelon Innovate 2022

The researcher Michele Bolognese, from Fondazione Bruno Kessler – FBK, participated in the Conference Modelon Innovate 2022 in Stockholm, last 19th of October. 

With the presentation “rSOC System: Modeling and Control Development With Modelica-Based Language“, the researcher wished to present the model developed for the H2020 Projects PROMETEO and SWITCH

The model enables the evaluation of a detailed system analysis and operation, which can also be used as a design tool for the upscale of the rSOCs technology in different scenarios and applications, and to test and optimize the control strategy. 

Modelon Innovate 2022 is a global event focused on system simulation for innovation and product design within commercial industries. 

If you are interested in the presentation, you can find it in the publications section!

SWITCH – CH2P Joint Workshop

On July 7, 2022 the SWITCH project presented the future exploitation during the final event of the CH2P Project.

The CH2P project designed, constructed and tested a novel 20 kg/day SOFC prototype for flexible and multimodal co-generation of hydrogen, heat and power using bio-methane.

The SWITCH project exploits and upscales the CH2P prototype by adding SOE operations for green hydrogen production. The SWITCH prototype will operate in five SOE/SOFC modes and it will produce 100 kg/day in SOE mode.

The workshop ended with a debate on the lesson learned from the two projects and the next steps for technology upscaling and application at Hydrogen Refueling Stations. 

The event was hosted by the 15th European SOFC and SOE Forum (EFCF 2022), with the possibility to join both on-site and remote. The event was attended by 54 participants: 38 people connected from remote and 16 attended in presence at KKL in Lucerne.

EXPERIMENTAL VALIDATION OF LSM DYNAMIC MODELLING PRESENTED AT EFC21

Our researcher Michele Bolognese presented today at  European Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Conference (EFC21) the results of the experimental validation of the SWITCH Large Stack Module. The results of the dynamic modelling of the Reversible Stack Module and of the External Reformer were validated by the experimental activities performed in Fondazione Bruno Kessler – FBK with 3% of discrepancy. The results confirm the robustness of the model, that can be used for future modelling of hydrogen stationary applications

More details will be shared in the conference proceedings.

For more information, visit http://www.europeanfuelcell.it

PIME Workshop : a roadmap for an hydrogen economy in energy and transport in Poland

The SWITCH project has been presented in the online workshop “Hydrogen in power combined heat and power energy -intensive industry and agriculture”. The workshop has been organised by the PIME Knowledge Academy , which is promoting knowledge exchange to develop a hydrogen economy in energy and transport in Poland.

During the workshop, Matteo Testi (FBK) presented the talk “Reversible Solid Oxide Cells at support of flexible production of hydrogen, power and heat”, focusing on the R&D activities performed on the SWITCH Large Stack Module. The new LSM will significantly enhance the efficiency of green hydrogen production while securing production independently from renewable energy.

For more information, please download the workshop brochure.

MODVAL 17 Symposium

EPFL organizes the 17th edition of the MODVAL Symposium on Modeling and Experimental Validation of Electrochemical Energy Technologies.  Taking place yearly in March/April, it alternates locations mostly between Switzerland and Germany, and is hosted by a local academic institution. 

The focus of the 17th edition is to present advances in modelling and in experimental work for model validation, for fuel cells, batteries and electrolysers. Attendance is ~120, from academia and industry, from Europe and overseas. The symposium provides good opportunity to create new proximity R&D collaborations.  

Second project meeting

The 2nd project meeting has been organized online on the 14th of January 2021. All the partners presented their activities and provided evidence of the work performed over the last six months. Fortunately, the Covid-19 pandemic has not impacted on the initial activities for SWITCH.

The prelimany testing activities on the stack and the LSM are planned to start in March. DLR, FBK and EPFL will be the leading players in the coming months.

Stay tuned to know more on the testing activities.

First project meeting

The first project meeting of the SWITCH Consortium took place on the 26th of June 2020. The project was hold online and it was focused on the design and modelling activities performed by EPFL.

The first deliverables have bee published. The deliverables report the activities performed in the first six months on the preliminary system design, on the use cases, and on the standard and regulations that the SWITCH system will comply to.

Kick-off Meeting

The SWITCH project has been kicked off at Shell Technology Centre Amsterdam, in the Netherlands.

Representatives of the seven partners organizations met to present the project plan, roles and responsibility in the development of the SWITCH system prototype.

The SWITH project will exploit the results of the CH2P project to build a system operating in both fuel cell and electrolysis mode. The project will use the Solix Oxide Cell (SOC) technology to produce “Mostly green, always secured” hydrogen.

 

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

Luigi Crema
Fondazione Bruno Kessler – FBK

Chief Engineer

Ilaria Mirabelli
HyGEAR B.V. (HYG)

Knowledge Manager

Ilaria Alberti

Fondazione Bruno Kessler – FBK

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