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CPE - Department of High Temperature Electrochemical Processes

tl_files/pliki/CPE/cpe_1-1.jpgMain tasks of the Department of High Temperature Electrochemical Processes (HiTEP) include research and development of advanced technologies for energy and related sectors. Department brings together expertise in the fields of power engineering, material science, process engineering, and chemistry. The key areas of activity of HiTEP include:

  • solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC),
  • high temperature electrolysis based on solid oxide electrochemical cells (SOEC),
  • power-to-gas (P2G)/power-to-liquid (P2L) /power-to-chemicals (P2X) systems,
  • sequestration, recycling and reuse of carbon dioxide,
  • power generation based on electrochemical processes in distributed systems fed by solid, liquid and gaseous fuels,
  • ceramic membranes for the separation of oxygen for CCS/CRR systems and for oxy-combustion,
  • numerical simulations, modeling and optimization of power plants, electrochemical and chemical processes and advanced energy conversion systems,
  • design and construction of energy systems,
  • consulting, advisory and training in the field of novel energy conversion systems.

The Department has unique laboratory infrastructure to study electrochemical processes ranging from the level of microstructure to complete power systems based on fuel cells. Team members of HiTEP use commercial and in-house codes for numerical studies of complex processes. In the most advanced simulation the department uses the high power multi-nodal computational cluster.

HiTEP uses the global standards in characterization of solid oxide cells (SOC), cooperates with leading European and global institutions, including both academia, researcher and industry. The team has experience gained in frame of numerous projects funded by the European Commission, US Department of State (DoS), US Department of Energy (DoE), National Center for Research and Development (NCBR), National Science Center (NCN), Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland (MNiSW), and directly by the industry.

Department of High Temperature Electrochemical Processes is headed by Dr. Jakub Kupecki.

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