Sustainable Energy

Next-generation Nuclear and Hydrogen Fuel

TPU Research Areas

- Low-temperature dehydrogenation of construction materials;

- Nuclear track technology of increasing proton conductivity of polymeric membranes of hydrogen fuel cells;

- Production of solid-oxide fuel cells working at low temperatures (below 800° C).

Developments and Projects

- Thorium- and plutonium-based nuclear fuel compositions with ultimate burn up fractions;

- Technology and units of protective ceramic coating deposition on nuclear fuel surface;

- Technology of  producing planar fuel units of  solid-oxide fuel cells for hydrogen- and natural-gas-burning electrochemical generators;

- Ion-exchange membranes for polyethylene fuel cells using TPU  exclusive accelerating equipment, namely  P7М cyclotron and  ЭСГ 2,5 electrostatic generator;

- Means of hydrogen storage in submicrocrystalline titanium samples and low-temperature hydrogen removal therefrom; means of construction material property recovery.

Partners

Rosatom State Nuclear Corporation,  National Research Centre “Kurchatov Institute”,  The National Nuclear Center (NNC) of the Republic of Kazakhstan,  Joint Stock Company "Afrikantov Experimental Design Bureau for Mechanical Engineering", Rosenergoatom Concern OJSC, National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute), Hydropress OJSC,  Nuclear Physics institute (IKP),  Institute of High Current Electronics SB RAS,  Department of Structural Macrokinetics at Tomsk Scientific Centre SB RAS, Institute of Thermal Physics SB RAS,  State scientific Centre Federal State Unitary Enterprise “M.V. Keldysh Research Centre”,   Federal State Unitary Enterprise “Central Research Institute of Naval Electrical Engineering and Technology”,  Fraunhofer  institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems,  "Sunfire” Company (Germany),  Research Centre “FCH Test Center” at Technical University of Denmark.

Educational program within cluster framework

Network of DD program for master's training «Design and Control of Smart Power Systems» with universisities Supelec (Paris), INPG (Grenoble) and grid companies JSC «Россети» (Russia) и ERDF (France).