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Overview 

Mission

 

This Centre aims to provide research & development capability and technological know-how for Singapore’s clean energy industry, as well as to offer the industry-relevant infrastructure to support the School’s diploma programmes, particularly the Diplomas in Clean Energy, Electronics, Green Buildings & Sustainability, and Mechatronics.

About the Centre

 

This Centre works on energy generation & storage technologies, power and energy management system & analytics.  The objective is to proliferate and develop these technologies for applied research & development, training, industry collaborations and commercialisation.  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. 

Core Technology

This Centre has 3 focus areas:

 

(i)   Advance Energy Conversion Research

 

For the first area on Advance Energy Conversion Research, we focus on hydrogen generation, and fuel cell & redox-flow batteries from the material level to the stack & system development.

 

(ii)  Intelligent Power Systems Research

 

For the second area on Intelligent Power Systems Research, we focus on power and battery management as well as telemetry for electrical vehicles and mission critical applications.  

 

(iii) Smart Energy Sensors and Analytics 

 

For the third area on Smart Energy Sensors and Analytics, we develop robust and efficient energy sensors technology coupled with data analytics to smartly manage energy usage and behavior in homes, buildings and industries. 

Projects

Since its inception in 2007, CERC has secured nearly S$7 million in research funding from government 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.

Portable Hydrogen Power

Toyota Tsusho Project

Other Projects

Industry Partners

Singapore Fuel Cell Community

 

This Centre houses the Singapore Fuel Cell Community (FCC) – an initiative of the Singapore Economic Development Board, as part of the government’s plan for a fuel cell industry hub that will position Singapore as a place for innovations in fuel cell technology and applications. 

 

FCC brings together leading industry partners, technopreneurs and start-ups, and offers a wide spectrum of support and services including product conceptualisation, design & development, test & measurement, manufacturing, commercialisation, consultancy, intellectual property management and funding.  Currently, the FCC has more than 30 partner and member companies.

Some of the partners which the Centre works closely with are:

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.

 

  • "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.

 

  • “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.
  • "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.
  • "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.

  • "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:

“Self-Humidifying Technique”

 

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

 

 

“Purge-Free Design” 

 

(Fuel Cell Apparatus and Method of Operation)

 

 

“Gas Diffusion Layer with Functional Patterns” 

 

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

Our Team

Contact Details

  • Dr Kwan Kian Hoong
  • 67805508
  • 8.30 am to 6.00 pm (Mon to Fri). Closed on Sat, Sun & Public Holidays
  • Centre under School of Engineering

    Temasek Polytechnic
    West Wing Block 21, Level 2, Unit 1
    21 Tampines Ave 1
    Singapore 529757

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