Hydrogen and battery technologies: development, testing and validation

CERIC- Central European Research Infrastructure Consortium


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Service description

CERIC provides holistic support for the development of innovative solutions for hydrogen and battery technologies, from e.g. characterisation of interfaces to product validation and testing, through a multi-technique approach. A full range of advanced analytical techniques is available for a wide range of characterisation experiments (ex-situ, in-situ, operando experiments) for the development of materials and systems applied to fuel cells, water electrolyzers and batteries, based on techniques such as electron microscopy, solid-state and in situ/operando NMR, ion beam, neutron and photon-based techniques. In addition, CERIC offers fuel cell, water electrolyzers and battery testing and validation to EIC beneficiaries. The complementary knowledge and instrumentation of these facilities allow for the testing and validation of different advanced fuel cells, electrolysers, batteries and related systems under operando conditions, providing the possibility to verify the functioning of pilot products. In addition, CERIC supports the development of regulations, codes and standards by validating test procedures and measurement methods for the performance assessment of fuel cells using EC’s JRC facilities. The whole service includes the design of the experiments, testing and knowledge required, data collection, data analysis and a report. More information about the service: https://www.ceric-eric.eu/industry/services-for-eic-beneficiaries/

Technology Readiness Level
TRL 1 – Basic principles observed
TRL 2 – Technology concept formulated
TRL 3 – Experimental proof of concept
TRL 4 – Technology validated in lab
TRL 5 – Technology validated in relevant environment
TRL 6 – Technology demonstrated in relevant environment
TRL 7 – System prototype demonstration in operational environment
TRL 8 – System complete and qualified
TRL 9 – Actual system proven in operational environment
Disclaimer related to service

EIC beneficiaries can enrol on the service on a rolling basis, but the facilities will close for routine maintenance breaks according to operational schedules. Services are provided via remote access (mail-in of samples), other modes are also available, depending on the beneficiary’s wishes.

Financial requirements

The cost of the services is full price, calculated on the type of instruments and the full cost of support requested.