Chapter 32. Development of Molb Type Sofc

  1. Edgar Lara-Curzio and
  2. Michael J. Readey
  1. Hitoshi Miyamoto1,
  2. K. Mori Takasago1,
  3. T. Mizoguchi2,
  4. S. Kanehira2,
  5. K. Takenobu2,
  6. M. Nishiura2,
  7. A. Nakanishi3,
  8. M. Hattori3 and
  9. Y. Sakaki3

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470291184.ch32

28th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 25, Issue 3

28th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 25, Issue 3

How to Cite

Miyamoto, H., Takasago, K. M., Mizoguchi, T., Kanehira, S., Takenobu, K., Nishiura, M., Nakanishi, A., Hattori, M. and Sakaki, Y. (2004) Development of Molb Type Sofc, in 28th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 25, Issue 3 (eds E. Lara-Curzio and M. J. Readey), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470291184.ch32

Author Information

  1. 1

    Research & Development Center Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, LTD., 2–1-1 Shinhama Arai, Takasago, 676–8686 Japan

  2. 2

    Kobe Shipyard and Machinery Works Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, LTD., 1–1-1, Wadasaki Hyogo-ku, Kobe, 652–8585 Japan

  3. 3

    Electric Power Research & Development Center Chubu Electric Power Company, Inc., 20–1 Kitasekiyama, Odaka, Midori-ku, Nagoya 459–8522 Japan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470051498

Online ISBN: 9780470291184

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Keywords:

  • CEPCO;
  • MHI;
  • SOFC;
  • NEDO;
  • cell components

Summary

Chubu Electric Power Company, Inc. (CEPCO) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) have jointly developed MOLB(Mono-block Layer Built) type SOFC since 1990. in 1994, an advanced type MOLB was developed. This cell consists of only two parts, an active layer and an interconnect plate. the electrolyte has unique embossed shape and both plates are manufactured by low cost wet process.

The joint projects are divided into three, 1 kW, 5 kW and several 10 kW projects. in our latest developments, several 10 kW class module was manufactured and tested from 2000 to 2001. the successful tests resulted in a maximum output of 15 kW in a total operating period of 7, 500 hours, with the fuel of reformed pipe line natural gas, and also with the direct internal reforming process. Based on these operational results, an automatic operation control system was developed and the module components were improved.

A part of the study was supported by New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) of Japanese government.