1. Worldwide SOFC Technology Overview and Benchmark

  1. Narottam P. Bansal
  1. Ludger Blum,
  2. Wilhelm A. Meulenberg and
  3. Heinz Nabielek

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470291245.ch1

Advances in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 26, Number 4

Advances in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 26, Number 4

How to Cite

Blum, L., Meulenberg, W. A. and Nabielek, H. (2005) Worldwide SOFC Technology Overview and Benchmark, in Advances in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 26, Number 4 (ed N. P. Bansal), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470291245.ch1

Author Information

  1. Robert Steinberger-Wilckens Forschungszentrum-Jülich GmbH 52425 Jülich, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781574982343

Online ISBN: 9780470291245

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Keywords:

  • hydrogen;
  • carbon monoxide;
  • methane;
  • forschungszentnun;
  • degradation

Summary

Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) are generally considered a promising future electricity generation technology due to their high electrical efficiency. They also display a multi-fuel capability (hydrogen, carbon monoxide, methane etc.), may play a role in carbon sequestration strategies and render the highest electricity generation efficiency in power station design if coupled with a gas turbine. Still, their development is faced with various problems of high temperature materials, design of cost effective materials and manufacturing processes and efficient plant design.

This paper will summarize the world wide efforts in the field of SOFC, presenting an overview of the main existing SOFC designs and the main developers active in this field. Based on data published in proceedings of international conferences during the last years, a comparison is made of the results achieved in cell, stack and system development.