Project: Sector coupling with SOFC technology in the agro-industry

Acronym AGRO-SOFC (Reference Number: 91137)
Duration 01/04/2019 - 31/03/2022
Project Topic The agro-industry represents one of the greatest energy consumers, which makes a significant contribution to environmentally hazardous emissions and is thus seen as an important need-owner. To increase the resilience as well as to expand renewables in the agro-industry and the overall energy system, AGRO-SOFC proposes application of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC), which are able to convert chemical energy of fuel directly into electrical energy, in a highly efficient and environmentally friendly manner. SOFCs are highly efficient both under partial and full load, and capable to be used in an island mode. Additionally, improved system efficiency will significantly decrease food costs. An SOFC system for generation of electricity and heat coupled with agro sector will be demonstrated and optimized within this project. The software for optimization of individual system components as well as in-operando optimization of system components will be a further contribution of this project.
Network EN SGplusRegSys
Call First Joint Call on Integrated Regional Energy Systems

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 4ward Energy Research GmbH Coordinator Austria
2 Institute of Thermal Engineering, Graz University of Technology Partner Austria
3 VTU Energy GmbH Partner Austria
4 Reiterer & Scherling GmbH Partner Austria
5 Inkoa Sistemas S.L. (Inkoa) Partner Spain