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XXV Spring Meeting of Heat Engineers in Zakopane

2018 / 06 / 20

On April 24-26, 2018, the conference "XXV Spring Meeting of Heat Engineers" took place in Zakopane. It is one of the largest conferences on heat engineering organized in Poland, organised by BMP. The conference was attended by the director of the Thermal Technology Branch"ITC" IEn in Lodz, Jacek Karczewski (PhD), who during the panel "Let's talk about the network" gave the lecture prepared together with the Director of "Veolia" Łódź - Wiesław Adamski, "Optimization of the work of large heating systems on the example of Lodz technological steam network".

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General Assembly of European Energy Research Alliance EERA

2018 / 06 / 20

European Energy Research Alliance EERA 6th General Assembly took place in Brussels on the 18th of April 2018. The assembly approved the annual report on EERA's activities and the EERA financial report for 2017 and adopted the action plan and budget for 2018. At the meeting, the Institute of Power Engineering was represented by prof. Tomasz Galka, director of IEn and Andrzej Sławiński (PhD).

 

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Monograph about modeling, design, construction, and operation of power generators with SOFC

2018 / 04 / 17

The book entitled „Modeling, Design, Construction, and Operation of Power Generators with Solid Oxide Fuel Cells” was published by Springer and edited by Jakub Kupecki (PhD) head of the Department of High Temperature Electrochemical Processes (HiTEP) at the Institute of Power Engineering. Among authors there are reseearchers from IEn: Marcin Błesznowski (PhD), Konrad Motyliński, Yevgeniy Naumovich (PhD), Marek Skrzypkiewicz, Michał Wierzbicki, Agnieszka Żurawska (PhD), as well as Michał Kawalec, Ryszard Kluczowski (PhD), Mariusz Krauz (PhD) and Adam Świeca (CEREL, Boguchwała).

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New publication concerning power systems with fuel cells for highly efficient production of electricity and heat

2018 / 04 / 11

In a highly-ranked scientific magazine ENERGY (IF 4.520) there was published the article entitled: Analysis of operation of a micro-cogenerator with two solid oxide fuel cells stacks for maintaining neutral water balance concerning micro-cogenerator with SOFC stacks. The article sums up research conducted in the Department of Hightemperature Electrochemical Processes (CPE) in 2016 and 2017 within the statutury work CPC/68/STAT/16. The authors of the publication are reserachers from CPE – Jakub Kupecki (PhD) and Konrad Motyliński.

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Cooperation agreement betweeen IEn and NFCRC (National Fuel Cell Research Center, University of California, Irvine, USA)

2018 / 04 / 04

On the 27th of March 2018 the Institute of Power Engineering signed the agreement on scientific and research cooperation with the National Fuel Cell Research Center (NFCRC). The official signing of the document took place during the conference ICEPAG 2018 - International Colloquium on Environmentally Preferred Advanced Generation organized on the 27-29th of March by the University of California in Irvine, USA. Signatories of the agreement are prof. Scott Samuelsen, director of NFCRC and prof. Tomasz Gałka, director of the Institute of Power Engineering. Coordinators of cooperation are prof. Jack Brouwer and Jakub Kupecki (PhD) who took the post of a visiting professor at NFCRC.

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Marcin Błesznowski was granted a PhD

2018 / 03 / 28

Marcin Błesznowski, researcher from Department of Hightemperature Electrochemical Processes (CPE) was granted a PhD with honors. The public defense of his doctoral thesis entitledThermodynamics and transport processes in fuel cells” took place on the 27th of March 2018 at the Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology.The work was supervised by prof. Stanisław Sieniutycz, and reviewed by Paulina Pianko-Oprych (PhD) (Faculty of Chemical Technology and Engineering, West Pomeranian University Of Technology Szczecin) and prof. Janusz Badur (Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery Polish Academy of Sciences, Gdańsk).

 

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Multiscale approach for modelling fracture in piezoelectric ceramics

2018 / 03 / 28

In the magazine Archives of Metallurgy and Materials there was published the article entitled: Multiscale approach for modeling fracture in piezoelectric ceramics, co-authored by Magdalena Gromada (PhD), IEn's Ceramic Branch CEREL in Boguchwala, near Rzeszow.

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Performance analysis of an anode-supported solid oxide fuel cell produced using high-pressure injection molding

2018 / 03 / 21

In a high ranked magazine International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (IF 3.647) there was published the article entitled Characterization of a circular 80 mm anode supported solid oxide fuel cell (AS-SOFC) with anode support produced using high-pressure injection molding (HPIM), written among others by researchers from the Institute of Power Engineering: Jakub Kupecki (PhD) from CPE and Ryszard Kluczowski (PhD), Mariusz Krauz (PhD), Michał Kawalec, from CEREL in Boguchwala.

 

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Solution from the Prototype Production Branch in Białystok developed in Innogy Stoen Operator

2018 / 03 / 08

Innogy Stoen Operator has launched the first SN / LV station in Warsaw (Bemowo district) where an additional automatic power maintenance system equipped with supercapacitors has been used. This solution was developed at the Prototype Production Branch in Białystok.

 

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Cooperation agreement of six research institutes from fuel and energy sector supervised by the Minister of Energy

2018 / 02 / 19

On the 16th of February 2018 in the Ministry of Energy in Warsaw, there was signed the cooperation agreement of six research institutes from fuel and energy sector supervised by the Minister of Energy. Participants of the agreement are the Central Mining Institute (Katowice), the Institute for Chemical Processing of Coal (Zabrze), the Oil and Gas Institute - PIB (Cracow), KOMAG Institute of Mining Technology (Gliwice), the POLTEGOR Opole Mining Institute (Wrocław) and the Institute of Power Engineering (Warsaw). Minister of Energy Krzysztof Tchórzewski and Deputy Minister Grzegorz Tobiszowski participated in the ceremony of signing the agreement. It was signed by the director of the Institute of Power Engineering, Tomasz Gałka.

 

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