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LG Fuel Cell Systems Inc.
Assembly of 5 LGFCS SOFC strips into a block<br/>configuration (left) having a nominal power output of<br/>19 kW and inclusion within the pressurized test rig (right)<br/>that incorporates product-level system technology and<br/>operates at conditions representative of future commercial systems.
Assembly of 5 LGFCS SOFC strips into a block
configuration (left) having a nominal power output of
19 kW and inclusion within the pressurized test rig (right)
that incorporates product-level system technology and
operates at conditions representative of future commercial systems.
Website:  LG Fuel Cell Systems, Inc.
Award Number:  FE0000303
Project Duration:  09/01/2009 – 01/31/2014
Total Award Value:  $27,902,987.00
DOE Share:  $20,274,432.00
Performer Share:  $7,628,555.00
Technology Area:  Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
Key Technology:  Pressurized Systems
Location:  North Canton, Ohio

Project Description

LG Fuel Cell Systems (LG), formerly Rolls-Royce Fuel Cell Systems, will lead a team to develop low cost solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology for use in highly-efficient and technologically-integrated central generation power plant facilities fueled by coal synthesis gas. The project consists of three elements, cost reduction research and development (R&D), systems R&D, and a manufacturing element. The project will utilize LG’s proprietary segmented-in-series SOFCs at pressures up to seven atmospheres. These cells are created by screen-printing the active cell layers (anode, cathode, and electrolyte) onto ceramic flat substrates. Each ceramic flat substrate contains a large number of small planar cells connected in series (segmented-in-series design).

Project Benefits

LG’s plan is to reduce SOFC-based electrical power generation system cost; to achieve an overall integrated gasification fuel cell power plant efficiency of 50 percent or more; to reduce the release of CO2 to less than 10 percent of the carbon in the coal feed-stock; and to increase SOFC stack reliability.

Contact Information

Federal Project Manager 
Patcharin Burke: Patcharin.Burke@netl.doe.gov
Technology Manager 
Shailesh Vora: Shailesh.Vora@netl.doe.gov
Principal Investigator 
Richard Goetller: richard.goettler@lgfcs.com

 

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