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 has an overall budget of 5.9 million of euro and is receiving 4.2 million euro funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking under grant agreement No 671470. This Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, Hydrogen Europe and Hydrogen Europe research. The project is coordinated by the Energy Department of Politecnico di Torino (IT). The partners are: SMAT (IT), Convion Oy (FI), VTT Research Center (FI), Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine (UK).