Cell3Ditor, a project that seeks to manufacture fuel cells by 3D printing

Cell3Ditor

Today we meet to talk about Cell3Ditor, a project led today by an institution with such worldwide repercussion as the Energy Research Institute of Catalonia, which literally seeks to get to manufacture solid oxide fuel cells using 3D printing techniques.

To bring this interesting project to fruition, they collaborate with the Catalonia Energy Research Institute other types of institutions of great international projection such as Francisco Alber SA from Spain, DTU from Denmark, 3D Ceram from France, Promethean Particles from the United Kingdom, HyGear Fuel Cell Systems from Holland, Saan Energi from Sweden ...

Cell3Ditor seeks to simplify and optimize the manufacturing processes of a solid oxide fuel cell

This project is funded by the European Union with a budget of almost 2.2 millones de euros, money that comes through the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking. As has been communicated by those responsible for its development, the true objective of a project like this is to develop all the elements that cover the entire assembly of this type of batteries, from the development of the materials to the manufacture of the final product.

As a detail, tell you that solid oxide fuel cells are a type of batteries capable of generating electricity and heat by circulating a gaseous fuel inside them through semi-permeable membranes. The most commonly used gaseous fuels in this type of battery are usually hydrogen or methane.

Undoubtedly we are talking about a project where, as far as possible, is sought simplify and optimize the manufacturing processes of this type of batteries, processes that until now are too expensive and above all very complex.


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