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HyNor Porsgrunn

Location: Porsgrunn, Norway
Opening date: June, 2007
Pressure: 700 bar

Rotherham Wind Hydrogen Station

Location: Catcliffe, United Kingdom
Opening date: September 2015
Pressure: 350 and 700 bar

HYPE / Pont de l’Alma

Location: Paris, France
Opening date:
Pressure: 700 bar

Multienergy station Bolzano

Location: Bolzano, Italy
Opening date: 2015
Pressure: 350 bar

Holstebro - Non-Road DK

Location: Holstebro, Denmark
Opening date: June, 2011
Pressure: 700 bar

TOTAL Heerstraße 37

Location: Berlin, Germany
Opening date: 2012
Pressure: 700 bar

Hyop Gaustad

Location: Oslo, Norway
Opening date: November, 2011
Pressure: 700 bar

Air Liquide Hydrogen Refueling Station

Location: Rhoon, The Netherlands
Opening date: 2016
Pressure: 70MPa

Holstebro Refueling Station

Location: Holstebro, Denmark
Opening date:
Pressure: 70MPa

The Laboratory for Ceramic Fuel Cells at Ukrainian Frantcevych Institute for Problems of Materials Science. with many years of experience in the field of ceramic fuel cells (SOFC) proposed a new concept to transform phenomena in fuel cells into an instrument for directional influence of degradation processes in virgin CFC materials to enhance and optimize the CFC structure. For this purpose they developed novel zirconia nano-powders and synthesized them starting from abundant Ukrainian zirconia natural resources. New nano-powder was produced at the local mining plant from zircon-sand deposit that is practically the only in Europe and the largest in all the North hemisphere. Physical tests of this new material showed better results comparing to existing materials on the market. The fuel cells manufactured using the powders show almost ten times better ionic conductivity, comparing to closest existing alternative, to result in SOFC operating at 600 degrees Celcius,  demonstrating that a promising alternative to the commercial SOFC electrolyte materials is possible.
The research team of the Laboratory for Ceramic Fuel Cells recently founded a start-up, Zirconia Ukraine Ltd., and is looking for investors with the aim to commercialize the production of own scandia stabilized zirconia powders, and  produce low temperature 5kWfuel cells. Such system will meet the Horizon 2020 requirements for >60 000 hours operation at ~65 % fuel cell efficiency and ~95 % at heat utilization with a microturbine made of own titanium composite.

For more information, contact Director on R&D Oleksandr Vasylyev