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Day 1: Introduction to FC technology and current status

  • Fuel cell principals and theory
  • An overview of current technology status, with a focus on SOFC and PEFC
  • The role of fuel cells in the current and future energy system

Day 2: SOFC processing

  • SOFC materials
  • SOFC cells, stack and systems
  • Processes for SOFC manufacturing
  • Making an SOFC - Laboratory training in SOFC processing and fabrication

Day 3: Polymer FC processing

  • PEFC materials
  • PEFC cells, stacks and systems
  • Processes for PEFC manufacturing
  • Making a PEFC - laboratory training in PEFC processing and fabrication


Day 4: FC characterisation

  • Fuel cell characterisation and analysis methods – including SEM, EIS, DC, xCT
  • Charactering a fuel cell- laboratory training in fuel cell characterisation


Day 5: FC testing

  • Fuel cell testing and analysis methods
  • Testing a fuel cell - laboratory training in assembling  and operating a fuel cell short stack test


Daily Schedule

Morning session: 09.00 - 12.00

Afternoon session: 14.00 - 17.00

Tea and Coffee breaks: 10.30 and 15.00

Lunch: 12.00 – 14.00