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Applications & advantages of SOECs

Indicatively, high temperature Solid Oxide Electrolysis can be implemented in a combined SOEC-SOFC system with a broad applications range. The conversion of steam and electrical energy into H2 and O2 is achieved electrochemically by using an electrolyser.

The produced hydrogen can be stored and used, in a subsequent stage, for the generation of electricity and heat by a fuel cell engine. Electrolysis was not used commercially to produce hydrogen, until 1902 by the Oerlikon Engineering Company, while the first commercially available high-pressure electrolyser (30 bar) was presented in 1951 by Lurgi.

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FCH2-JU logo EU emblem This project has received funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking under grant agreement No 671481. This Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.