NATO G6166

Ultra-durable and efficient nano-engineered fuel cells (URANUS).

URANUS aims to investigate and increase the performance of hydrogen solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC), fabricated by using electrodes based on nanoporous and nanodispersed materials. An increase in the power density for SOFC is possible by increasing the performance of single elements in the device, nanostructuring the electrodes to promote faster redox reactions.

URANUS will demonstrate the advantages of nanostructured materials for the fabrication of SOFC. Due to the nano-engineering of both anode and cathode materials, we aim at increasing the performances of SOFC when hydrogen is used as fuel, in terms of conversion efficiency, power delivery, long-term stability and operating temperature.