Chapter 32. Development of Molb Type Sofc
- Edgar Lara-Curzio and
- Michael J. Readey
Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
Copyright © 2004 The American Ceramic Society
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
- Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
- Published Print: 1 JAN 2004
Print ISBN: 9780470051498
Online ISBN: 9780470291184
- cell components
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.