Universidad de La Laguna, ULL

   

Universidad de La Laguna, ULL

The University of La Laguna is located in Tenerife, the largest of the seven Canary Islands. Founded 200 years ago, the ULL has more than 2,600 employees, over 150 active research groups and it provides higher education to about 24,000 students.The ULL has a wealth of experience in participating in research projects with many countries and it has participated in all the framework programmes since FP2. In recent years, the ULL has participated in more than 65 collaborative research projects in cooperation with other countries, 44 of them funded by Framework programmes and 21 financed with structural funds (INTERREG). La Laguna has excellent facilities for Solid State Chemistry and Electrochemistry research and the laboratories are fully equipped with standard instruments and general analytical devices. Most of the larger equipment can be accessed through the General Services Office. The Inorganic Chemistry Department has greatly strengthened the activity in these areas, collecting skills, implementing devices and purchasing specific equipment for the electrochemical characterisation of ceramic materials and is nowadays at the forefront of the SOFC research field in Spain. All the facilities are maintained by expert technical staff within the University from the electronics, glass-blower, computer and mechanical workshops. ULL collaborates with other research institutions: the Inorganic Chemistry Department has strong links with other University departments (Physical Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Physics Department) in addition to Technological Institutes focused on Renewable Energies as Technological Institute of Canary (ITC) and Technological Institute of Renewable Energies (ITER). Moreover, the Department has started an important collaboration in SOFC technology with the Department of Energy from IKERLAN Technological Centre. There is a significant level of applied research interfacing with new Solar Energy, Wind Energy technologies and Materials for Clean Energy and the present project could be easily integrated in that scenario as the activities proposed are cutting-edge in an emergent clean energy technology as is the case of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells.

EDEN Project | Main roles

ULL has a leading role in the system integration (WP3), responsible for the selection of the suitable SOFC materials and for ageing studies of SOFC components and fuel cell testing with pure and unpurified hydrogen (WP3). it is also  contribute for the analysisi ans simulation of the storage tank integration within the SOFC (WP2)