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

2018 / 04 / 04

tl_files/zdjecia/Aktualnosci 2018/2018-04-03 Umowa o wspolpracy IEn z NFCRC/IMG_6980.jpgOn 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.


The National Fuel Cell Research Center is the most important research institution in the USA and one of the leading in the world that conducts research in the field of high-temperature electrochemical processes. NFCRC's employees, among others, were founders of the first American power-to-gas installation and conducted research on systems with 220 kW SOFC cells in cooperation with the Siemens-Westinghouse consortium. The research center is an interdepartmental organizational unit of the University of California in Irvine.

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The signed agreement foresees a joint implementation of research works related in particular to fixed-oxide electrochemical cells (SOEC cells and SOFC cells), exchange and training of research staff and dissemination of science. During the conference, the presentation was delivered on Reversible SOFC / SOEC Systems to Complement Solar and Wind, presenting the results of a joint research project on the dynamic dispatch to complement intermittent renewable power. It was financed by the US Department of State and Ministry of Science and Higher Education.

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Kupecki J., Reversible SOFC/SOEC Systems to Complement Solar and Wind, International Colloquium on Environmentally Preferred Advanced Generation (ICEPAG 2018) - Microgrid Global Summit, Irvine, CA, USA, 27-29 III 2018

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