About the ADEL project

The ADEL project targets the development of cost-competitive, energy efficient and sustainable hydrogen production based on renewable energy sources. For such an ambitious target the project is built on a two scales parallel approach:

  • At the stack level, the adaptation and development of cell, interconnect/coating and sealing components for ITSE operation conditions (T down to 600°C) aims at increasing the electrolyser durability.
  • At the system level, the development of flow sheets to analyse and quantify the coupling between the electrolyser unit (based on obtained stack data at 600°C) and renewable heat and power sources aims at identifying the most energy efficient solutions. Read more.
Concept of the ADEL project: Coupling of the Intermediate Temperature Steam Electrolyser unit (ITSE) and renewable or nuclear energy sources is studied from point of view of the stack component to the complete system. Flow sheets bridge the gap between the two scales.

Project facts

Funding programme
Co-funded by:
7th Framework Programme of the European Union (FP7)
Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH-JU)

Project duration
36 months
1 January 2011 - 31 December 2013

Project budget
4.1 million €

Project factsheet
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