Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Publications

This page provides links to SOFC Program related documents and reference materials.


Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Program
2014 Project Portfolio

The Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) Project Portfolio provides an overview of the SOFC Program, including a description of key technology areas, information on projects, location map, and contact information for personnel supporting the SOFC Program.


Recent Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Cathode Studies

May 2013

In 2007, the SECA program began a focused effort to correlate the surface attributes of common SOFC cathodes (LSM, LSCF) with performance and stability. In parallel, various cathode infiltration techniques and material sets were investigated to assess the potential for improved performance and stability. This series of three integrated and five topical reports—written by SECA program researchers—provides a concise, portfolio-wide synopsis of this research.

Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Technology Program Plan
January 2013

The Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Technology Development Program Plan describes the SOFC R&D efforts in 2013 and beyond.

SECA Workshop Proceedings

The SOFC Program, through the Solid State Energy Conversion Alliance, hosts an annual workshop. The workshop brings together the SOFC research and development community, industry, and government stakeholders and provides a forum for SOFC Program participants to present and discuss their recent accomplishments. The most recent proceedings and the proceedings of past SECA workshops may be found at SECA Workshop Proceedings.


Fuel Cell Handbook, Seventh Edition
November 2004

The Fuel Cell Handbook [PDF-5MB, CD Available]  provides a foundation in fuel cells for persons wanting a better understanding of the technology, its benefits, and the systems issues that influence its application. Trends in technology are discussed, including next-generation concepts that promise ultra-high efficiency and low cost, while providing exceptionally clean power plant systems.


Other SOFC Program Related Documents

Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Connection Newsletter

Together with the U.S. Fuel Cell Council, and the National Fuel Cell Research Center Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA), the DOE sponsors the development and distribution of a nationally recognized fuel cell monthly electronic newsletter, the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Connection. To view the most recent issue or back issues of this newsletter, please go to the FCHEA Connection Newsletter archives.


Solid Oxide Fuel Cell System Studies

The SOFC Program commissions several studies throughout the year to study new technology system designs and processes, the impact of new or emerging policy or regulation on technology programs, and the environmental, economic, and energy security benefits of emerging technologies. Recent studies may be found under SOFC Systems Analysis. An archive of older SOFC-related studies and reports may be found in SOFC Archived Reports.

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