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KIER 에너지기술로 미래의 행복사회를 열어갑니다.

Energy Materials

Energy Materials Research

Research on various cross-cutting technologies and convergence research on energy technologies such as AMTEC, SOFC/PEMFC, SOEC, carbon composites for high-temperature application and catalyst/adsorbents using a metal organic hybrid material in order to achieve its vision to become a global leader in materials and components commercialization with high efficiency and performance based upon energy/environmental technology (ET) and nanotechnology (NT)

  • Platinum Nanocatalysts with Porous Graphene Envelope
  • Gas Separation Using Metal Organic Frameworks
  • SOEC Stack for Hydrogen Mass Production
  • 300 CPSI C-SiC Composite Honeycomb for CSP

Major research fields

  • Carbon and SiC fiber-reinforced composite materials for high-temperature applications
  • Environmentally friendly bio-composites reinforced with natural fibers
  • Bend-twist-coupling blade for wind turbine generator
  • High-temperature alkali metal thermal to electric converter (AMTEC)
  • Materials and processing for solid oxide fuel cell(SOFC) development
  • High performance and durable solid oxide electrolysis cell (SOEC)
  • Metal-carbon hybrid materials for hydrogen synthesis
  • Electrode materials for fuel cells and secondary batteries using carbon composites
  • Adsorbent using metal organic framework (MOF) or zeolite for high CO2 adsorption and selectivity

Major research results

  • C/SiC composite materials for space launch vehicle and CSP
  • Hybrid composite material using inorganic and organic materials
  • Design technology for 7 MW wind turbine blade
  • High temperature water electrolysis using flat-tubular SOEC cells (200L/h @850℃)
  • Thin YSZ electrolyte (< 7㎛) by sol-gel processing, nanocomposite materials for high-performance durable SOFCs (> 1.2 W/㎠ @800℃)
  • Performance evaluation of AMTEC unit cell and modules (> 3 W/unit cell @700℃) metal-ceramic and ceramic-ceramic bonding technology
  • Synthesis of highly dispersed Pt catalysts (~1 nm) using chemical vapor deposition (CVD)/atomic layer deposition (ALD) techniques
  • Biomass-based catalysts of high activity and long-term stability
  • Improved activity and long-term stability using a CNT/graphene-based fuel cell electrode
  • CO2 adsorbents with high adsorption capacity and chemical stability