2009 to 2012

Project reference:

EFFIcient and robust fuel cell with novel ceramic PROton conducting electrolyte

The EFFIPRO has been a collaborative European (SEVENTH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME THEME FP7-ENERGY-NMP-2008-1) project taking advantage of the superior efficiency of the ceramic proton conducting fuel cell by developing novel electrolytes and electrodes that are more chemically and mechanically stable and robust than their predecessors. EFFIPRO will develop electrolytes and electrodes for proton conducting solid oxide fuel cells (PC-SOFC) based on novel LaNbO4 -type and other proton conducting oxides. The project aims to improve proton conductivity through doping strategies and interface engineering, investigating new classes of stable proton conducting oxides, and developing technologies for thin film electrolytes on suitable substrates.