The SO-FREE project is funded by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking (JU) under the framework of the European Commission Horizon 2020 programme. SO-FREE aims to develop a fully future-ready solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC)-based system for combined heat and power (CHP) generation, this means a versatile system concept for efficient, near-zero-emission, fuel-flexible and truly modular power and heat supply to end users in the residential, commercial, municipal and agricultural sectors.
Broader Fuel Operation Window
Pre-certified SOFC-CHP system allowing an operation window from zero to 100% H2 in natural gas and with additions of purified biogas.
Stack-system Interface Standardization
Standardization of the stack module system interface, allowing full interchangeability of SOFC stack types within a given SOFC-CHP system, by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) as a new work item proposal (NWIP).
System Demonstration and Certification
Two stack system interoperability run for 9 months in order to assess compliance with all applicable certification requirements of a TRL 6 prototype and demonstration in operational environment providing combined heat and power with natural gas with injections of hydrogen at TRL7.