TechConnect Innovation Program

SOEC/SOFC reversible system

CEA Tech, Rhône-alpes, France

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

A reversible system, able to operate either in electrolysis mode (to produce hydrogen) or in fuel cell mode (to produce electricity), suitable to store intermittent renewable energies, the switch between electrolysis and fuel cell mode depending on the availability/requirements and price of electricity.

Primary Application Area: Energy & Efficiency

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 5

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: This technology can be operated reversibly, the same device being used either as an electrolyser or as a fuel cell, targeting to decrease the investment cost and to maximise its operation time while improving the efficiency thanks to high temperature, which cannot be performed with alkaline or PEM water electrolysis.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 728

Website: http://www.cea.fr/english-portal/cea-tech

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date:

Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners