THE DEMOSOFC PROJECT (2015 – 2020)

DEMOSOFC is a new project devoted to the design and installation of an SOFC (Solid Oxide Fuel Cell) plant that will generate around 175 kW electric.
The SOFC plant will be installed in the SMAT Collegno WWTP (Waste Water Treatment Plant), in the Turin area, and will guarantee the supply of around 30% of the site electrical consumption, and almost 100% of the thermal requirement.
The DEMOSOFC plant will be the first example in Europe of high efficiency cogeneration plant with a medium size fuel cell fed by biogas.
DEMOSOFC partnership includes, besides SMAT and Politecnico di Torino, the Finnish fuel cell manufacturing company Convion Oy and the Finnish research center Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus VTT, together with the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (UK).
The project, whose budget is about 5.9 million euro, is funded by EU with 4.2 million euro, in the framework of the Horizon 2020 program.

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