IFSTTAR’s intellectual property management department, with the support of Efficacity, has filed for patent on a diagnostic method for fuel cell state of health (SoH). The filing is the culmination of the work carried out by Efficacity and the IFSTTAR Belfort laboratory (UTBM fuel cell platform, FCLAB research federation) under the “Decentralised Production” programme during the Efficacity Institute’s first three-year phase (2014-2017). The approach involved testing a new method of classifying state of health using an existing database, and then applying the method to new experimental data, acquired from a stack activated on a dedicated test bench at the Laboratory under varying operating conditions of temperature, humidity and gas stoichiometry. The method makes it possible to identify SoH anomalies, the causes of which have been listed. Its speed of execution should ultimately permit its inclusion in an online calculator. This will make it possible to monitor the electricity production of a fuel cell to guarantee durability commensurate with its high investment cost.
Launch of the H2020 European project MAGNITUDE
Efficacity will take part over the next 3 years in MAGNITUDE, the European H2020 project coordinated by EDF involving 16 partners from 9 European countries (France, Austria, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Sweden, Denmark and Germany), to tackle the challenge of establishing a common framework for technical solutions and business models for energy systems. List […]
Inauguration of the Paris 2024 Olympics Observatory
The Paris 2024 Olympics have raised many hopes, fired many dreams. They have also sparked some concerns, however, and even opposition. So many hopes and fears on which research can shed a light. This prompted Université Paris-Est (UPE) to propose the creation of an Olympics Observatory to evaluate the impacts of Paris 2024 and to […]
Join us at the European Energy Transition Conference
We will be attending the 19th European Energy Transition Conference on 30 and 31 January and 1 February 2018. Why not join us there? As part of the event, come along on Tuesday 30 January at 5.30 pm for the workshop “Co-benefits: arguments in favour of your energy transition projects” moderated by Efficacity. Following the […]