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Jul 01 2019

HEATSTACK secures project extension

The EC has kindly agreed to extend the HEATSTACK project by 5 months, to a total duration of 42 months, thus directly benefitting 4 partners and for which the consortium is appreciative.

The extension will allow most of the partners to conduct further work that will enable the project objectives to be met and reported in detail. Project coordinator and partner Senior Flexonics will incorporate the latest design changes to manufacturing equipment at their site in Wales before shipping the tooling to the factory in the Czech Republic. Another project partner, Sunfire, will conduct further system testing and deeper analysis of the data and results. Our academic/research partner, the University of Birmingham, will finish their materials evaluation and plan to attend an event in Asia during September 2019 to disseminate project results.


HEATSTACK was represented at the 16th International Symposium SOFC, held in Japan during September 2019, by project partner the University of Birmingham. Dr Robert Steinberger-Wilckens and PhD researcher Kun Zhang attended this event, successfully disseminating HEATSTACK via a presentation from Kun Zhang, the project brochure and during networking.

The project’s objectives, partners and tasks were disseminated. Key achievements and results from the University of Birmingham’s research were presented. The presentation is available to view in our Public Materials section. Below are two photos of Kun Zhang delivering the presentation.

Kun Zhang presenting at SOFC

Kun Zhang presenting at SOFC

Presntation title 'The Effect of Pre heat Treatment of AluChrom 318 on the Corrosion Behavior and Cr Evaporation in SOFC Cathode Air Pre heater'

Presentation title ‘The Effect of Pre-heat Treatment of AluChrom 318 on the Corrosion Behavior and Cr Evaporation in SOFC Cathode Air Pre heater’


  • Senior Flexonics
  • Vaillant
  • University of Birmingham
  • ICI Caldaie
  • PNO Consultants UK
  • Sunfire

EU logoThis project has received funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking under grant agreement No 700564. This Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, Hydrogen Europe and Hydrogen Europe Research.