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  • TECNALIA - http://www.tecnalia.com
  • FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION TECNALIA is a private, non profit, research organisation resulting from the merger (1st January 2011) of eight research centres: Fundación Cidemco, Fundación ESI-European Software Institute, Fundación European Virtual Engineering, Fundación Fatronik, Fundación Inasmet, Fundación Labein, Fundación Leia and Fundación Robotiker. With around 1,450 people (164 PhD) and 122 M€ revenues in 2010, TECNALIA is the leading private research organisation in Spain. TECNALIA understand its role as innovation partner of industry and of public organisations, working to a common goal: turning knowledge into gross domestic product for improving quality of life generating and developing business opportunities through applied research. TECNALIA acts as a service provider in the field of application oriented-research and technology development combining broad interdisciplinary skills with specialised know-how operating on Business Units of a sectoral nature.The Transport Unit is organised in several lines of research focused on Automotive, Aerospace and Aeronautical applications.
    The activities under METPROCELL are mainly carried out by the Thermal Spray Group integrated in the Department of Functional Materials and Particles Technology. The main role of TECNALIA is the development of cell components by thermal spraying and the coordination of the project.
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  • EIFER - www.eifer.uni-karlsruhe.de
  • EIFER is a joint research institute established by EDF and the University of Karlsruhe, located in Karlsruhe (Germany). By means of lab-experiments and on-site demonstrations, EIFER acts as a catalyst between fundamental and applied research. One of the main focuses of EIFER’s activity concerns Fuel Cells as well as Hydrogen production by means of high-temperature Electrolysis.The projects undertaken by EIFER, in partnership with KIT and other academic and industrial entities, are commissioned by Public Authorities (European, German, French) and by the companies of the EDF Group (EDF, EnBW, EDF Energy, Electricité de Strasbourg).
    In the project, EIFER is mainly in charge to study innovative electrolyte materials, to elaborate proton conducting oxide based cells by wet chemical routes (screen-printing, slip casting, tape casting...) and plasma techniques (EVD) and characterize them.
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  • CNRS - ICMCB - www.icmcb.u-bordeaux.fr
  • The Bordeaux Institute of Condensed Matter Chemistry (ICMCB), a french CNRS Institute (UPR9048), is located within the Bordeaux University Campus. ICMCB is involved in basic researches in the field of advanced materials. Three of the seven groups currently work in the field of materials for energy.
    The “Energy ≠ 1 – Fuel Cell” group participates to this project with the main rule to deal with cathode materials: production of powders, characterisations, shaping of electrodes, electrochemical measurements and Cr poisoning. Upscaling cathode materials for complete cells.
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  • CNRS-ICG - www.aime.icgm.fr
  • The group "Agrégats, Interfaces et Matériaux pour l'Energie" is part of the French Charles Gerhardt Institute in Montpellier belonging to a structure Joint CNRS-University Montpellier 2 Research Unit (UMR5253). The very high quality level collaborative research with industry of this group has been acknowledged by the award of the "Institute Carnot" Label (Chemistry, Environment and Sustainable Development). This group has international recognition in the field of novel approaches to intermediate and high temperature PEMFC and DMFC membranes.
    In this project, it deal with the synthesis and the optimisation of perovskite based electrolyte and Ni-electrolyte cermet, the shaping of advanced half-cell (metal supported cell or anode supported cell), the technology transfer of perovskite based material synthesis and the characterisation of materials, components and cells.
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  • Technical University of Denmark (DTU) - www.dtu.dk
  • The research activities at the Department of Energy Conversion and Storage at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) focus on development on functional ceramics for energy technologies: Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, high temperature electrolysis, ceramic gas separation membranes, electrochemical flue gas purification, magnetic cooling and proton conducting oxides. For more than 20 years, considerable know-how in the development and testing of Solid Oxide materials, cell components, full cells and stacks have been obtained. Since 2001, the close co-operation with Topsoe Fuel Cell A/S (TOFC) aimed to develop commercial SOFCs in the pre-pilot production line with a capacity of several tens of thousands of cells per year (metal supported or anode supported designs).
    In the project, DTU is mainly involved in the corrosion study, the scale-up preparation and electrical characterizations of cells based on proton conductor electrolyte.
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  • TOPSOE FUEL CELL - www.topsoefuelcell.com
  • Topsoe Fuel Cell A/S is a subsidiary owned by Haldor Topsoe. TOFC lead within SOFC technology and master all required competencies within development, production and marketing. Topsoe Fuel Cell’s mission is to develop and commercialize solid oxide fuel cell technology (SOFC), providing a highly efficient, sustainable and affordable power generating technology. The company is committed to providing a superior energy technology, enabling the world to cope with climate and energy concerns while meeting the increasing power need.
    In the project, TOFC is implied in the development and electrical characterizations of PCFC stack and in the illustration of industrial requirements.
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  • CERPOTECH - www.cerpotech.com
  • Ceramic Powder Tecnology AS is a spin-off company from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim and produce high quality powders by spray pyrolysis. The company has specialized in producing multicomponent, nanosized ceramic powders in a broad range of compositions. Besides powder production, CerPoTech is also doing research directed to further development of the powders such as stable dispersions for spray coating, granules with improved flow properties as well as sintered devices both dense and porous.
    CerPoTech’s wide experience in the production by spray pyrolysis method and characterization of ceramic oxide powders is used in this project.
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  • HÖGANÄS - www.hoganas.com
  • Höganäs AB is the world’s largest manufacturer of metal powders located in Sweden. Höganäs has reached this position through a devoted and continuous effort in research and development of metal powders but also metal powder applications. Today Höganäs products range from reduced iron powders to gas atomised nickel and cobalt powders over various types of gas and water atomised steel powders. The products are produced in 12 production centres on four continents. Around 1500 people are employed at Höganäs AB.
    The department involved in the project focuses on the development of porous metal powder structures. The activities include development and pilot production of metal powders, alloy development, forming of unsintered structures, sintering, testing of the sintered structures and finally characterisation.
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  • MARION TECHNOLOGIES - www.mariontechnologies.com
  • MARION TECHNOLOGIES is a French industrial company essentially dedicated to formulation, development and “tailor-made” production of nanostructured materials and ceramic powders for industrial use.
    MARION TECHNOLOGIES is in charge of providing the process implementation, the development and the scaling-up and the industrial production based on ”soft chemistry” processes. The minimum annual production capacity is 40 Tons.
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