On the 29th and 30th of March 2023, the 2nd General Assembly of the Horizon Europe project FuelSOME, ‘Multifuel SOFC system with Maritime Energy vectors’ took place as an in-person face to face meeting, near Helsinki, Finland, under the leadership of the Project Coordinator, Vikrant Venkatraman, representing AVL List GmbH. The meeting brought together 15 participants from the 8 Consortium partners.
The Consortium partner VTT hosted the first day of the meeting at their premises in Espoo, where the partners also had the chance to visit their labs. It was great to see the test stations and facilities at VTT where some of the critical components that will go into the FuelSOME system will be tested.
The second day of the meeting was hosted by the Consortium partner Elcogen Oy at their premises in Vantaa, where once again the participants had a chance to tour their labs and experience what does it take to build an SOFC stack which will sit at the core of the FuelSOME system.
Six months into the project and the two-day face to face meeting gave the partners the opportunity to discuss the initial developments and progress achieved so far. The activities further needed to deliver the results within the first implementation year and the subsequent steps forward were also discussed. Partners also shared their knowledge and lessons learned in a dedicated workshop via which more mature insights were gained and this helped facilitate workflow between different work packages.
As a research and innovation concept, the project proposes, the development of a novel multifuel energy generation system based on Solid Oxide Fuel Cell technology called the FuelSOME system. The goal is to show case an energy generator which is multi-fuel compatible, high in electrical efficiency and low in emissions when compared to conventional diesel-based systems.
“The FuelSOME project received funding by the European Union under the Grant Agreement 101069828. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them”.
More information about the project and its public deliverables can be accessed from: https://fuelsome.eu/