2. U.S. Doe Solid Oxide Fuel Cells: Technical Advances

  1. Narottam P. Bansal
  1. Mark C. Williams1,
  2. Joseph P. Strakey2 and
  3. Wayne A. Surdoval2

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470291245.ch2

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

Williams, M. C., Strakey, J. P. and Surdoval, W. A. (2005) U.S. Doe Solid Oxide Fuel Cells: Technical Advances, 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.ch2

Author Information

  1. 1

    US Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory PO Box 880, 3610 Collins Ferry Road, Morgantown, WV 26507-0880 USA

  2. 2

    US Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory PO Box 10940, 626 Cochrans Mill Road Pittsburgh, PA 15236-0940 USA

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:

  • oxygen;
  • demonstrated;
  • hybrid;
  • gasoline;
  • biogases

Summary

The U. S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy's (FE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), in partnership with private industries, is leading the development and demonstration of high efficiency solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) and fuel cell turbine (FCT) hybrid power generation systems for distributed generation (DG) markets. The DOE FE DG program has three aspects: the Solid State Energy Conversion Alliance (SECA), Central Power Systems and the High Temperature Electrochemistry Center (HiTEC). NETL is partnering with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in developing new directions in research under SECA for the development and commercialization of modular, low cost, and fuel flexible SOFC systems. The SECA initiative, through advanced materials, processing and system integration research and development (R&D) will bring the fuel cell cost to $400 per kilowatt (kW) by 2010 for stationary and auxiliary power unit (APU) markets. The SECA program is currently structured to include six competing industry teams supported by a crosscutting core technology program (CTP). DOE is ultimately concerned with coal-based central power plants. Advanced aspects of solid oxide technology are part of HiTEC R&D.