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A novel electrolysis technology for the ecoquarters of the future

Sylfen

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Published on 26 July 2016

SYLFEN produces either gas or electricity as well as heat using the same multi-functional equipment, based on the individual energy needs of users or energy prices that may influence this decision. Sylfen is a highly flexible and competitive technological solution.

 SYLFEN’s multi energy smart-hub is a result of over ten years of CEA R&D covered by a portfolio of ten patents. The project centres on a reversible,  high-temperature electrolyser (700 to 800 °C) which can effectively be used as a hydrogen fuel cell.


In electrolysis mode, the smart-hub produces high-output hydrogen or natural gas. In fuel-cell mode, the device produces either heat or electricity.

Available in versions ranging from a few dozen to several hundred kilowatts, the technology is suited to positive energy buildings, neighbourhoods and industrial eco-parks. The settings of the hub are determined by the individual needs of users (fueling hydrogen vehicles, recharging batteries, heating business premises) and also important pricing criteria (low price, night time pricing, intermittent renewable energy etc).

SYLFEN includes important management and control software. The smart hub aims to make local energy production competitive across a wide variety of territories and markets.

Contact : nicolas.bardi@sylfen.com

SYLFEN includes important management and control software. The smart hub aims to make local energy production competitive across a wide variety of territories and markets.