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FUEL CELL ASSEMBLY AND TESTING LABORATORY

 

Direction:

Ciemat (Moncloa) – Avda. Complutense, 40, ED 36, 28040 Madrid
Fecha: 02/03/2017

Contact:

Tomás González Ayuso
913466148 - 629540460
tomas.gonzalez@ciemat.es
Ciemat (Moncloa) – Avda. Complutense, 40, ED 36, 28040 Madrid

Presentation

Ubication: Ciemat (Moncloa) – Avda. Complutense, 40, ED 36, 28040 Madrid
Year of creation: 1999
managed power: 3 kW[1]
Description:Fuel cell assembly and testing laboratory
supports visits: Si
Function Microred: Si [2]
Island funtion: Si

TYPE OF SERVICES:
  • Laboratory
Description
This laboratory enables the following:
  • Electrode manufacturing.
  • Fuel cell assembly.
  • Test bench for characterisation of fuel cells.
  • Integration of renewable energy in facilities.
They can be made available to members of CIEMAT and other partners or companies subject to  availability.
 
Services offered
This has not been conceived as an external service. However, collaboration or services can be requested for various studies on fuel cells.
 


[1] It is understood that managed power that is able to manage the control of the infrastructure. In laboratories without physical equipment (simulators, systems) This field does not apply.
[2] Microrred function if there are loads in the same location, generators and optionally storage, with integrated management of the whole.
 
 

EQUIPMENT

Generation control equipment

 

Tecnología de generación

 

Voltage level

 

Power

 

Portable fuell cell

 

0.6-6Vdc

 

<20W

Stationary fuell cell

10-30V

<500W

 

 

KNOWLEDGE

Human resources 

Permanent personnel

Academic qualification

Number

of professionals

Average experience  years

 

Knowledge areas

 

Technicals

 

146

 

8

GD,RES,BAT,SEN,CI,TRAFO

 

Graduates

 

390

 

6

GD,RES,BAT,SEN,CI,TRAFO

Doctorate students

Knowledge area

Average number per year

RES

15

TIC (InteligenciaArtificial)

8

Others (Final project, master, etc)

Knowledge area

Average number per year

Electricity

50

Environmental  Sciences

20

Computer Science

15

 



Knowledge areas: Demand Management (GD), integration of renewable and distributed energy resources (RES), protection and network automation (AUTO), electric vehicle (EV), power electronics (EPOT), storage ( BAT), sensors (SEN), life management (lIFE), smart meters (CI), transformers (TRAFO), conductors (CABLE), information and communication technologies (ICT)
 

PROJECTS

Projects carried out on the microgrid. Below is a list of some of the projects performed in the different laboratories or living labs at CIEMAT:
  • CICLOPS II: CIEMAT is working on designing new wind turbines within the field of ae- rodynamic and structural blade design. It is collaborating with national and foreign ma- nufacturers on the development of small wind turbine tests and on the appraisal of isolated systems using wind power, especially the new hybrid wind/photovoltaic/diesel CICLOPS II system, developed experimentally at CEDER’s Small Wind Turbine Test Plant II (PEPA II).
  • SEDUCTOR: Regarding power electronics and simulation, work is being continued on the project to develop a kinetic energy storage system (SEDUCTOR project) for wind power. The maximum forecast speed of 30,000 rpm has been reached and the production of a 50 kW, 4.8 MJ storage is about to be completed.
  • SINTER Project - Intelligent Grid Stabilising Systems: Integration of storage based on hydrogen technology using wind power. The main technical goal of this project is to de- monstrate the utility of storage integration based on hydrogen technology, using wind power in order to stabilise weak or overloaded ends of the grid, and to integrate renewable energy using grid stabilising functions, which would enable work while connected to the grid or in isolation. INNPACTO (national project).
  • GEBE Project - Power Grid Balance Manager with Smart Distributed Generation. The main goal here is to design, construct and test a smart system for management of energy grids that are interconnected through the electric grid, the aim of which is to optimise power flows according to financial criteria. INNPACTO (national project).
  • Design and development of software for the organisation and smart regulaion of energy management in city councils: acronym S.O.R.I.A. (+ x -). The aim is to provide municipal public administrations with a tool that will enable them to plan and implement measures that seek to influence the way energy is consumed in the area of public services and bring about the desired changes in the demand curve. INNPACTO (national project).
  • MIRED-CON: Distributed Renewable MIcrogreneration/MInigeneration and CONtrol thereof. This consists in installing an infrastructure for advanced measurement and control over a grid that seeks to manage its own energy, turning this new grid into a reference point for what the distribution grids of the future could be like.
  • Virtual Microgrid Operator for storage: OVI-RED. The idea with OVI-RED is to design, de- velop and implement a system for joint microgrid management. These microgrids will, in turn, individually manage the resources contained within their local microgrid, using dis- tributed energy storage with varied technology, energy capacities and manageability. Here, the concept of VPPs (Virtual Power Plants) is the main basis.
  • INNDISOL project. CIEMAT is collaborating with the Carlos III University on this project,
  • which comprises 10 mini photovoltaic plants with different types of technology (1 kW per plant).
  • ACEBO (Low Cost Kinetic Energy Storage). With this project, the aim is to design, develop and construct a full energy storage system based on the inertia flywheel, especially desig- ned to be applied in the field of renewable energy, and particularly in weak grids.
  • Projects related to solar photovoltaic with the involvement of CIEMAT include: ERA-NET; ULTRA OPV; HEROI; Plug and Play; BIPV.
  • GELSHI: Generation of clean energy using hybrid systems. CIEMAT. (Internal, non-funded project). This is a clean energy generation system that uses an 80 W peak photovoltaic panel and a wind turbine with a maximum generation capacity of 500 W as energy sour- ces, as well as a 500 W PEM fuel cell fed on hydrogen. The system’s design enables it to operate in three different modes: savings mode, constant charge mode and variable charge mode.
  • DIVERCEL: Energy diversification using generation systems based on fuel cells. Commu- nity of Madrid, S2009/ENE-1475. Efforts here are focused on both scientific research —fuel cells, hydrogen production using renewable energy sources— and on technological development, integration, prototypes and demonstrators that will simplify the process of transferring this technology to other industries that are committing to implementing new technologies.
  • DOTGe: Demonstration and optimisation of technology for biomass gasification on bub- bling fluidised beds. Demonstration on an industrial scale of electric power generation technology based on biomass gasification, and optimisation of said technology from a fi- nancial, energy and environmental perspective.
  • SA2VE (Advanced Energy Storage Systems). Unique scientific-technological projects of a strategic nature for 2007-2012. The aim of the project was to develop kinetic storage technology for different applications. Specifically, CIEMAT’s work focused on two main points: developing the kinetic storage system (including power electronics and advanced control techniques); and applying stationary energy storage to railway transport (substa- tions).
  • SOFC-BIO: “Efficient anodic materials for IT-SOFCs fed on biogas; a renewable fuel. Mi- nistry of Science and Innovation. The main aim of this project is to develop new anodic materials for SOFCs that can run on biogas as a fuel at an intermediate temperature (600- 800 °C) and to apply these materials to electric energy generation.
  • ELECTROFILM: Preparing and studying thin micro-porous films for electro-chemical energy conversion in fuel cells. This project takes an in-depth look at the basic aspects of methods for electrode manufacturing deposition, electro-deposition and electro-pulveri- sation, seeking to apply these methods in the preparation of films for PEMFCs. These films will essentially be made up of the electrode components contained in this type of battery cells; i.e., the gas diffusion layer and catalyst layer, and catalysed membranes. Thus, the aim is to optimise their properties for electro-chemical reaction, which causes oxygen reduction while the PEFMC cathode is in working conditions.
  • Energy management in railway substations for electric vehicle charging supported by re- newables. The goal of this project is to add the functionality of electric vehicle charging to a system implemented within Madrid’s Cercanías (suburban rail) network as part of the SA2VE project. The system as a whole includes kinetic energy storage, ultra-capacitors, photovoltaic cells, two-way connection with the DC overhead power cables of the Cercanías network and electric vehicle charging systems. This project is also working on a functio- nality to manage the entire system’s energy in the event of unstable loads.
  • Train2Car. The aim is to develop energy management systems for Madrid’s Metro (under- ground) network to respond to the inclusion of electric vehicle charging systems and energy storage systems. This will done using ultracapacitors and by implementing traffic mana- gement and signalling within that network.
  • INNDISOL project. Developing the above strategy is precisely the focus of the INNDISOL project, which has the following objectives: a) increasing the efficiency of thin-film, sin- gle-joint silicon modules; b) generating all the technology necessary to manufacture multi- joint silicon cells; c) encouraging the development of semi-transparent modules, both of thin-film silicon and of multi-joint silicon; and d) promoting the development of photovol- taic elements integrated inside buildings.
  • H2RENOV project. The main objective of the project is to develop efficient and competitive hydrogen production technology that will enable the implementation of a hydrogen eco- nomy in Spain based on local renewable energy sources. This will help place Spain at the cutting edge of knowledge and will promote a highly competitive sector