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Mission

 

As the preferred research & development partner to Singapore's energy industry, this Centre aims to advance our R & D capability and technological know-how while offering industry-relevant infrastructure to our students from Engineering, Aerospace, and the Built Environment diplomas.

About the Centre

 

This Centre proliferates and employs technologies from Advanced Energy Conversion & Storage, Smart Power Systems, and Energy Sensors & Analytics to co-create innovative solutions to mitigate climate change and ensure sustainability for our future.  Backed by a team of scientists and engineers with vast experience in chemical, electrical, electronic and mechanical engineering, the Centre offers various facilities including chemistry labs, fuel cell test-stations, various gas supply (including hydrogen), power electronics and mechanical prototyping labs & workshops to conduct applied and industry-relevant research & development.

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Core Technology

This Centre has 3 focus areas:

 

Advanced Energy Conversion & Storage


Our patented state-of-the-art technologies focus on product and process development for hydrogen generation, fuel cells and applied research on redox-flow batteries from the material level to the stack & system development.

 

Smart Power Systems

We work on Battery Management and Telemetry systems, concentrating on extended lifetime power solutions and high-efficiency cell balancing technology as well as real-time smart telemetry for remote monitoring of electric vehicles and mission-critical applications.

 

Energy Sensors & Analytics

Using Smart Energy Sensors and Analytics, we develop robust and efficient energy sensors technology coupled with data analytics to smartly manage energy usage and behaviour in homes, buildings and industries.

Projects

Since its inception in 2007, CERC has secured nearly S$10 million in research and industry funding, including those from agencies such as the National Research Foundation, Economic Development Board, MOE Translational and Innovative Fund, Singapore Maritime Institute, A*STAR, Defence Science & Technology Agency, Infocomm Development Authority and Tote Board Fund.

Industry Partners

Agencies and Industries

Universities & Research Institutions

Publications

Publications in the Media

 

An article featuring a revolutionary eco-car created by the Centre was featured in Lianhe Zaobao on 30 Sep 2020.  Powered by the world’s highest density hydrogen fuel cell that was developed and patented by the Centre, the car took top spot in the annual Shell Eco-Marathon Race for the 3rd consecutive  year in 2020.

 

  • "Novel closed anode pressure-swing system for proton exchange membrane fuel cells", International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 45 (2020), 17727-17735.
  • "Review on current research of materials, fabrication and application for bipolar plate in proton exchange membrane fuel cell", International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 45 (2020), 29832-29847.
  • "Fixed air flow-rate selection by considering the self-regulating function of low power air-cooled PEMFC stack", International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 158 (2020), 119771.
  • "Enhancing performance of photovoltaic panel by cold plate design with channels" IET Renewable Power Generation 14 (2020), 1606-1617.
  • 王文丽, 解绍锋, 王谷城, 关健雄 基于非侵入式负荷监测的日常活动监测[J]. 电工技术, 2020, 12.

  • "A pseudo three-dimensional electrochemical-thermal model of a cylindrical LiFePO4/graphite battery" J. Chiew, C.S. Chin, W.D. Toh, Z. Gao, J. Jia, CZ. Zhang Applied Thermal Engineering, 147 (2019) 450-463.
  • "System design of underwater battery power system for marine and offshore Industry" Cheng Siong Chin, Junbo Jia, Joel Hay King Chiew, Wei Da Toh, Zuchang Gao, Caizhi Zhang, John McCann, Journal of Energy Storage, 21 (2019) 724-740.
  • "Thermal state-of-expansion or melting of phase change material based heat sink for underwater battery power system", Chiew J., Chin C.S., Toh W.D., Gao Z., Jia J.,Journal of Energy Storage, 26 (2019) 100956.
  • "Design and energy efficiency analysis of a pure fuel cell vehicle for Shell eco racer", International Journal of Energy Research, SPECIAL ISSUE PAPER (2019) 1-11.
  • "MOF-derived carbon networks with atomically dispersed Fe-Nx sites for oxygen reduction reaction catalysis in acidic media", ACS Materials Lett., 2019, 37-43.

  • 高一方,陈唐龙,杨梓杰,吴赟松,韩明,“质子交换膜燃料电池温度经验模型” 电源技术(2018)42:55-7.
  • 刘湘东,刘承志,杨梓杰,赵航飞,朱晓舟,高祖昌,韩明,“基于无迹卡尔曼滤波的全钒液流电池状态估计” 中国电机工程学报(2018)38(6):1769-1777.
  • 吴赟松,高仕斌,高一方,林纯宇,韩明,“全钒液流电池脉动进液实验”电源技术(2018)42:78-80.
  • 朱晓舟,陈民武,刘湘东,赵航飞,韩明,“基于LabVIEW的PEMFC单电池电压巡检系统设计” 储能科学与技术(2018)7:123-7.
  • 朱晓舟,陈民武,刘湘东,赵航飞,韩明,“空冷型PEMFC阳极排气方法实验研究” 储能科学与技术(2018)7:118-22.
  • 谭凯峰;陈维荣;韩明;张雪霞,“空冷型PEMFC电堆的单电池特性研究”电化学(2018)6(1):766-771.
  • 尹栋, 张秀峰, 关健雄,王谷城. 基于双轴各向异性磁阻传感器电流测量系统的研究[J]. 电源学报, 2018, 16(2): 178-184.

  • "Integrated Equivalent Circuit and Thermal Model for Simulation of Temperature-Dependent LiFePO4 Battery in Actual Embedded Application, Energies, Special Issue on Control of Energy Storage”, 10(1), 85-85, 2017.
  • "Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) Battery Power System for Deep Water Emergency Operation", W.D. Toh, B. Xu, J. Jia, J. Chiew, C.S. Chin, Z. Gao, Energy Procedia, 143 (2017) 348.
  • "The Development of Smart Power System for Mission Critical Applications Based on Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery", Batteries 2017, J. Jia, B. Xu, Z. Gao, W.D. Toh, J. Chiew, in Nice, France from 3-6 October 2017.
  • "Integrated Equivalent Circuit and Thermal Model for Simulation of Temperature-Dependent LiFePO4 Battery in Actual Embedded Application, Energies, Special Issue on Control of Energy Storage", 10(1), 85-85, 2017.

 

  • “A TCO-free Prussian blue-based redox-flow electrochromic window”, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2016, 4:8997—9002.
  • "Compact open cathode feed system for PEMFCs", Applied energy 164 (2016), 670-675.

  • 王慕之,赵思臣,王奔,韩明,贾俊波,“PEMFC电池堆单体电池电压巡检系统开发与实验”电源技术(2016)40:84-6.
  • 朱星光,陈唐龙,韩明,“质子交换膜燃料电池寄生功率影响实验研究”电源技术(2016)40:298-301.
  • 卜庆元,李奇,陈维荣,陈冬浩,韩明,“空冷型PEMFC电堆阳极流道水累积效应研究”太阳能学报(2016)37:1979-84.
  • 曹洪,王奔,林纯宇,韩明,“间歇供液在钒电池储能系统中应用的实验研究”中国电机工程学报(2016)36:1322-7.
  • 邓宫泰,马磊,贾俊波,韩明,“基于模型估计的LiFePO4电池EKF滤波算法SOC估计研究” 电源技术(2016)40:1931-5.

 

  • “High Performance Lithium Ion Battery Power System for Long Endurance Deep Water Operation”, COMSOL Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 11-12 November 2015.
  • “Genetic Algorithm Based Back-Propagation Neural Network Approach for Fault Diagnosis in Lithium-ion Battery System”, In: 6th IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics Systems and Applications (PESA). 2015, Hong Kong: IEEE.
  • "Electrode corrosion in a full vanadium redox flow battery", ICMAT 2015, 8th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies of the Materials Research Society of Singapore, 28 June – 3 July 2015, Suntec Singapore.
  • “Modelling and Simulation of a 12-Cell Battery Power System with Fault Control for Underwater Robot”, In: 2015 IEEE 7th International Conference on Cybernetics and Intelligent Systems (CIS) and IEEE Conference on Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics (RAM). 2015, Cambodia: IEEE.
  • "Research on optimized balancing control system for LiFePO4 battery stacks", Journal of Power Supply, 2015, 13(3):107-112.
  • "An experimental study on anode exhaust cycle of air-cooled PEMFC", Battery Bimonthly, 2015, 24(1):002.
  • "Pulsating electrolyte flow in a full vanadium redox battery", Journal of Power Sources, 2015, 296:305-311.
  • "Lithium-ion battery modelling and validation for smart power system" , 2015 International Conference on Computer, Communication & Control Technology (I4CT 2015), 21 – 23 April 2015, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.
  • "Multirate strong tracking extended Kalman filter and its implementation on lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) battery system" , 11th IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics and Drive Systems (PEDS 2015), 9 – 12 June 2015, Sydney, Australia.
  • "Research on optimized balancing control system for LiFePO4 Battery stacks", Journal of Power Supply, May 2015. Vol. 13, No. 3.
  • "State of charge estimation using extended Kalman filter for battery management systems based on the battery model", Journal of Power Source Technology, 2015.
  • "Performance Improvement for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Using Hydrogen Pressure Pulsation Approach", Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology, 2015, Vol. 12 / 041008-1.
  • "Verified reduction of dimensionality for an all-vanadium redox flow battery model", Journal of Power Sources 279 (2015), 345-350.
  • "Mechanistic three-dimensional analytical solutions for a direct liquid fuel cell stack", Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology 12 (6), 061003 (2015).
  • 卜庆元,李奇,陈维荣,陈冬浩,韩明,“空冷型PEMFC电堆阴极风扇系统实验与模拟”化工学报(2015)66:4211-7.
  • 陈冬浩,卜庆元,陈维荣,韩明,“空冷型PEMFC阳极排气周期实验研究”电池(2015)45.
  • 曹洪,王奔,闵杰,韩明,“空冷型PEMFC的温度控制影响”电池(2015)45.
  • 赵思臣,李龙,王奔,韩明,贾俊波,“空冷型质子交换膜燃料电池实验研究”电源技术.(2015)39:65-7.

  • "The quasi-steady state of all-vanadium redox flow batteries: A scale analysis", Electrochimica Acta 147 (2014), 657-662.

  • "An Innovative Solid Fuel with Scaffold Structure for Hydrogen Generation", ICMAT 2013, 7th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies, June 30 - July 5, 2013, Suntec Singapore.
  • "Surface Modification of Metallic Materials for Fuel Cell and Battery Application", ICMAT 2013, 7th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies, June 30 - July 5, 2013, Suntec Singapore.
  • "A Review of DC Microgrid Protection", 4th International Conference on Intelligent Control and Information Processing (ICICIP 2013), June 9-11, 2013, in Beijing, China.
  • "A Review of Control Strategies for DC Micro-grid", 4th International Conference on Intelligent Control and Information Processing (ICICIP 2013), June 9-11, 2013, in Beijing, China.
  • "Gas Diffusion Medium for Metal-air and Fuel Cell Application", 2nd International Conference on Molecular and Functional Catalysis (ICMFC-2), July 30-31, 2012, Singapore.

  • "Study of performance of PEMFC stack in different electrode positions", Journal of Power Source Technology, 2012 (2). Vol. 36, No. 2.
  • "Experiment of pulsation hydrogen passing into PEMFC", CIESC Journal. Vol. 63, No. 1, January 2012.

  • "Parameter identification for PEM Fuel Cell Mechanism model based on effective informed adaptive particle swarm optimization", IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics , 2011.
  • "Study on cold-start modelling of proton exchange membrane fuel cell", ActaEnergiae Solaris Sinica, 2011, 32 (12), 1857-1863.

    

Patents

In addition, some of the patents for technology developed by the Clean Energy Research Centre are:

TP patented method

"End Plate Assembly for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell and Fuel Cell Assembly Employing Same"

 

 

"Fuel Cell Apparatus and Method of Operation"

 

 

"Diffusion Medium for Use in Fuel Cell, Fuel Cell and Method of Making the Diffusion Medium"

 

 

"Fuel Cell Assembly"

 

 

"Hydrogen Generating System"

 

 

"Plate Member for a Cell Stack"

 

 

"A Gas Generator and Method of Generating a Gas"

 

 

"Bipolar Plate Module for Redox Flow Battery and Redox Flow Battery Stack Employing Same"

 

 

"Flow Frame for Electrochemical Cells"

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