Hyschools update – First multiplier event

FcLab/ Aprile 3, 2019/ edu, erasmus, fuel cells, hydrogen, news, projects, students/ 0 comments

The first workshop for public dissemination was held in Pescara on March 28th-29th 2019, organied by Regione Abruzzo and FcLab. The workshop, with the coral attendance of a mix of teachers, policy makers and hydrogen experts, was based on an “instructional design tool” developed by one of the partners of the project (Universitè de Lorraine). The tool, in the form of a card game, takes advantage of the different points of view  that compose a design team, to accelerate the design process and leverage the pedagogical quality of the designed learning program. Click here for video contents WHAT IS HYSCHOOLS? The HySchools project aims to educate students on Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (HFCT) on a

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FcLab/ Febbraio 22, 2019/ edu, fuel cells, hydrogen, news, projects, Senza categoria/ 0 comments

Net-Tools – Novel Education and Training Tools based on digital applications related to Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (Italiano a seguire) Education and training for the fuel cell and hydrogen (FCH) technology sector is critical for the current and future workforce as well as for the further implementation of a promising technology within Europa. The project NET-Tools develops an e-infrastructure and provides digital tools and information service for educational issues and training within FCH technologies based on most recent IT tools. NET-Tools is constituting a technology platform, leveraging robust and effective open source/free learning management systems while offering a unique blend of novel digital tools encompassing the spheres of information, education and research. With its two

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FcLab/ Gennaio 25, 2019/ edu, erasmus, fuel cells, hydrogen, news, projects, students/ 0 comments

EN – Hyschools is a cross-cutting educational project financed under the Erasmus+ programme by the European Union with the aim of introducing and increasing Hydrogen knowledge in secondary schools. Hydrogen based technology is, in fact, one of the major players in the desired transition from a carbon based society to a sustainable development and a pollution-free future. Spreading the knowledge of high-efficiency, low-emission technologies such as the ones based on hydrogen is of paramount importance and should be introduced to the new generations in an educational environment as soon as possible. In this task, teachers are the most important and valuable players. As a first step, the project will propose a survey to secondary school teachers

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Comunicato inizio progetto TEZIO

FcLab/ Dicembre 12, 2018/ chp, fuel cells, fuels, processes, projects, Senza categoria, SOFC, systems/ 0 comments

Progetto TEZIO – Tecnologia Energetica a Zero ImpattO ITA (English below) Nell’ambito finanziamenti della Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Perugia inerenti a “Sostenibilità ambientale ed economia circolare”, è risultato vincitore il progetto TEZIO (2018.0518.026 RICERCA SCIENTIFICA E TECNOLOGICA). Il progetto TEZIO (Tecnologia Energetica a Zero ImpattO) si colloca in contesto di produzione energetica di piccola taglia e mira allo studio pre-prototipale di un sistema di conversione energetica avanzata (basato su celle a combustibile) per la valorizzazione di materia residuale (esempio: rifiuti agro-zootecnici, scarti organici di processo). I risultati attesi ambiscono a produrre valore su più livelli, da questioni di respiro globale ad impatti strettamente territoriali. Infatti, il fulcro del progetto è l’idea di sostenibilità energetica e

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Airflow Management in Solid Oxide Electrolyzer

FcLab/ Febbraio 8, 2018/ electrolysis, fuel cells, papers, SOE, SOFC, storage, systems/ 0 comments

Hydrogen is being studied as a means of energy storage and can be synthetized to store renewable energy and successively used as a fuel for power production or transport purposes. High temperature solid oxide electrolyzers (SOE) are proposed as a technology to produce hydrogen with high energy efficiency and high power density. Within the studies on SOE operation, little attention has been given to the oxygen electrode side, where air is normally used as a sweep gas. In this study, we consider the option of reducing the air flow rate when operating an SOE stack. The advantages in terms of efficiency are calculated, showing that efficiency increases up to 2.8% when reducing the air flow rate

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Upgrading vs reforming for biogas-to-electricity in SOFC

Arianna Baldinelli/ Gennaio 24, 2018/ fuel cells, fuels, news, papers, SOFC, systems/ 0 comments

Aiming at designing biogas-to-electricity advanced systems, Solid Oxide Fuel Cells are promising candidates. They benefit from scalability on plant sizes that suit anaerobic digesters potentialities. For biogas-Solid Oxide Fuel Cells applications, the implementation of an external pre-reformer is usually considered. However, the possibility to perform direct fuel feeding to the Solid Oxide Fuel Cell offers new opportunities towards the realization of lean systems, which are competitive especially on small-scale installations (i.e. on-farm biogas-to-electricity conversion). In this frame, scientific literature is rather poor and, to cover this gap, system simulations are called for two reasons: first, to demonstrate the potential efficiency gain of new concepts; second, to provide a meaningful support for long-term experimental investigation on Solid

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