Hydrogen is presented as a solution for the present energy transition challenges. Fuel cells and electrolyzers are key devices to efficiently roll-out this new energy scenario. Solid Oxide cells are multilayered functional ceramic cells which efficiently generate electric power from hydrogen, as fuel cells, or store renewable energy generating hydrogen by steam electrolysis. Our group is working in different research lines to find materials, architectures and fabrication processes that optimize these devices. Last advances are based on the use of ceramic hybrid 3D printing technology that allows to generate complex shape devices which can enhance the performance, or fabricate a whole fuell cell stack by a single printing step.
Dr. Marc Torrell is a researcher of the Nanoionics and Fuel Cell Group at the Catalonia Institute Energy Research (IREC). His main lines of research are the electrochemical characterization of materials for fuel cells and high temperature electrolyzers, as well as other technologies related to the use and generation of hydrogen. He has a PhD in Chemistry (University of Barcelona) and Materials Engineer degree (Polytechnic University of Catalonia). He currently combines his activity in the development of new concepts of electrolysis cells based on solid oxides (SOEC) and fuel cells (SOFC) as well as its generation by 3D printing technology.
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