Ene.field - Field demonstration of small stationary fuel cell systems for residential and commercial applications

The ene.field project is the largest European demonstration of the smart energy solution for private homes, fuel cell based micro-CHP (combined heat and power). It will see up to 1,000 households across Europe able to experience the benefits of this new energy solution.

Fuel cell micro-CHP products have a higher power-to-heat ratio than conventional technology and are scalable, making them suitable also for future building concepts such as low-energy and passive houses. Experts estimate that, based on the expected electricity generation mix in 2020, a product of this type retrofitted to a typical family home will save between 21% and 40% of greenhouse gas emissions compared to a condensing boiler.

The five-year project is a step change in the volume of fuel cell based micro-CHP units installed in homes across Europe.

The project is co-funded by the European Commission’s Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH-JU) and brings together 26 partners, among whom are the 9 European manufactures which will make the products available across 12 EU Member States. Information on the progress of the project is available on www.enefield.eu.

As work package leader, DTU is responsible for the analyses carried out in the project. These analyses include performance and barriers, cost and environmental assessment, requirements for standardizations, grid connections and smart grid potential.

The project is supported by the European Commission's Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking Programme (FCH JU).

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The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union`s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) for the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Technology Initiative under grant agreement n 303462.

4 AUGUST 2020