The 3rd General Assembly of the Horizon European project “FuelSOME,” focused on the development of a multifuel SOFC system with maritime energy vectors took place on 15th September 2023 in Capri, Italy where partners had the option to join virtually as well. The assembly was hosted by one of the project partners ATENA. Prior to the actual meeting, the partners convened over dinner the previous evening, and had insightful discussions on project challenges and progress. The subsequent day witnessed comprehensive presentations from each partner, highlighting the strides made within their respective work packages and outlining upcoming tasks for the next six months.
With regard to project management, we have reached the 13th month of the total 48 month project timeline, and progress is in line with the established plan. We recently achieved a significant milestone with the submission of Deliverable D1.1, marking the closure of Milestone 2. Project monitoring is now underway for the upcoming Milestone 2, slated for completion in October 2023.
With one year of the project now concluded, partners convened to reflect on achievements and set forth a strategic roadmap for the future. Notable updates included progress reports from Elcogen on the delivery of the dummy stack and the 1st E350, along with manifold plates and the compression system. AVL, in collaboration with VTT and Elcogen, provided insights into the lab scale validation of the multi-fuel SOFC system and presented the finalised system architecture. ZHAW offered a comprehensive overview of alternative fuel efficiencies using various power generation techniques and their impact across different levels. ATENA conducted an economic assessment for the methanol-based SOFC. Finally, EBOS shared significant strides in project dissemination, actively engaging a wider audience for enhanced project awareness.
Throughout the assembly, all project partners demonstrated unwavering enthusiasm and a steadfast commitment to delivering an innovative and sustainable solution that stands to significantly impact our global climate landscape and the marine industry.
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More information about the project and its public deliverables can be accessed from: https://fuelsome.eu/