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NewGenSOFC

New Generation Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (NewGenSOFC) was a four-year EU funded project and ran between 2014-2017.  The collaboration was between a ceramic fuel cell producer SME (Adelan), a ceramics mass manufacturer OEM (Kale), and academic researchers in the UK (University of Birmingham) and Istanbul (Gebze Technology University). The project seconded industry and academia staff to deliver cost-effective engineering solutions for the commercialisation of microtubular solid oxide fuel cell (mSOFC) technology.  As fuel cell components and systems were produced in small quantities, with considerable manual input, cost-effective manufacturing technologies are required to reduce costs and increase quality. The project pilot-tested and costing manufacturing techniques to integrate mSOFC into a micro combined heat and power (mCHP) system operating on natural gas.