Develop cost effective processes for synthesis, deposition, thermal treatment, thermo-mechanical processes, joining, precision manufacturing and assembly for enabling both materials development and their scale - up on one hand and materials to products manufacture on the other
Develop innovative designs and design for manufacture (DFM & DFA) of energy devices and conduct extensive simulation and modeling to distil high performance design configurations;
Design, develop and fabricate cost effective process equipments for materials synthesis and manufacture of devices
Render device designs in a process - product integration and optimization paradigm in TRL 4-6 translation to manufacture prototypes;
BOS and BioSyngas & CNG Reformation and undertake larger system level development and eventually graduate to TRL -7 pilot production of SOFC devices.
Develop functional test - beds and conduct long duration testing of the device; integrate the device in field level applications;
System level modeling and simulation to iterate the designs to optimize the performance parameters of efficiency, cycle life, ease of manufacture and cost metrics;
Upgrade pilot plants and establish pilot plant for scale - up of advanced materials RE oxides, catalysts, RE alloys to ensure supply chain based on indigenous RE materials;
Study techno - economics for feasibility of large scale product manufacture and market acceptance
To conduct focused workshops on SOFC, H2 storage and Hydride Sorption cooling.
To train the next generation researchers in SOFC, H2 storage and Hydride Sorption and develop system level thinking and engineering
To interact with energy companies in India and abroad to translate product to business
Four centres, IISc Bangalore, IIT M Chennai, IIT Bhubaneswar and Sree Chitra Thirunal College of Engineering, together with NFTDC have appropriate core competence, decade(s) of experience, infrastructure facilities and proven track record to handle the problems chosen in this consortium.