Fuel Cells Laboratory

The Fuel Cells Laboratory is a part Central Unit of the Institute of Power Engineering (IEn) in Warsaw and is one of the most advanced, experienced and promising parts of the Institute.

The research work of the Laboratory  is focused on investigation of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) technology. Fuel cells research and development are carried out  together with  IEn’s Ceramics Department CEREL in Boguchwala.

Investigation covers  testing of new materials, layers spreading, interconnectors and  stoppers. Evaluation of SOFC electrochemical properties and performance optimization is under consideration.  Advanced experience in construction and testing of SOFC – anode supported cells (ASC).  A number of pilot laboratory units for SOFC testing was projected and realized. New laboratory stands for single cells and short SOFC piles (2,5 KW) testing are in construction.

The IEn’s research groups have knowledge in technologies of production of SOFC thin layers by wet methods: film founding, silk-screen print, ink-printing, impregnation by paste, sol-gel. Experience in evaluation of SOFC microstructure and electrochemical properties. Laboratory equipment for investigation of raw and synthetic ceramics materials. Laboratory has got potential for production of fuel cells.

Work is carried in three laboratories (ca. 100 m2).

The head of Laboratory is dr Janusz Jewulski.

Institute of Power Engineering

Research Institute

Mory 8, 01-330 Warsaw, Poland

Tel. (+48 22) 836 32 25,

fax: (+48 22) 838 81 15,


Director: dr Jacek Wankowicz

Institute of Power Engineering (IEn) is one of the largest institutes in Poland conducting research on energy technology. The Institute was established in 1953 and currently employs over 500 people. The Institute consists of the Central Unit in Warsaw and five branches in various regions of Polish: Gdansk Branch, Ceramics Department CEREL in Boguchwala near Rzeszow, Heating Technology Branch in Lodz, Department of Sanitary Technology Branch in Radom and Prototype Department in Bialystok.

The Institute provides research, development and expert services for the energy sector (including the development of new machinery and equipment for power stations and power grids, modernization of power plants and their equipment, providing principles for the construction and start-up of the large generation units, laboratory testing of equipment and electrical appliances). Recently, the Institute carries out advanced research on the development of new energy technologies:

  • electricity generation from biomass (combustion, gasification),
  • clean coal technologies (coal and biomass co-firing, gasification, oxy-combustion, CO2 capture, NOx reduction),
  • solid-oxide fuel cells (materials research, new coatings and structures),
  • wind power (power plant to power grid),
  • smart energy networks,
  • advanced ceramic materials (nanotechnology).

The Institute's research groups are involved in numerous international research projects of  Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (currently DEMOYS, HYDROSOFC, EFFECTS, FC-EuroGrid, FC-DISTRICT, SOFCOM, SENERES, SECTOR, HYPER, RELCOM), the Research Fund for Coal and Steel (SMARTBURN, FLOXCOAL II) and the Central Europe Programme (4BIOMASS).


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