Technical University of Denmark; Department of Energy Conversion and Storage
The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is one of Europe’s foremost technical universities, having almost 13 500 enrolled students. Founded in 1829, it is DTU’s mission to develop and create value through the technical and natural sciences for the benefit of society. The Department of Energy Conversion and Storage (DTU Energy) is an interdisciplinary department and has activities in the area of fuel cells (solid oxide fuel cells and polymer electrolyte fuel cells), electrolysis, polymer solar cells, batteries, hydrogen storage and related technologies. DTU Energy has more than 20 years of experience in solid oxide research spanning from materials science, cell manufacturing to development of stacks, including world class methodology in characterisation and testing.
DTU Energy strives for being a world-leading cross-disciplinary research department within sustainable technologies for energy conversion and storage. The E-TANDEM project supports one of the major strategic research directions regarding power-to-X with a strong emphasis on high-risk/high-reward research and on industrial collaboration. DTU Energy contributes with and further develops advanced scientific know how in the areas of development of robust, next generation SOE cells, of co-electrolysis, and of high-pressure operation. The acquired knowledge about co-SOE under conditions of integration with e-fuel synthesis for heavy transport will strengthen DTU’s position in this area, provide forefront knowledge for dissemination & education, and support future research funding.
Involvement in E-TANDEM
Main research activities of DTU Energy in the E-TANDEM project are about the co-SOE. State-of-the-art SOE and recently developed SOE based on metal support with low-Ni content will be investigated at single-cell level co-SOE under conditions of optimum integration with the catalytic conversions into higher alcohols and higher ethers, including performance and durability studies at higher pressure. Fundamental insight will be gained applying advanced electrochemical diagnostics, complemented by scanning electron microscopy.
“The E-TANDEM results will certainly contribute to enabling a sustainable society by combining innovative technology and fundamental insights.”