2010 Conference Proceedings

11th Annual SECA Workshop

July 27-29, 2010

Table of Contents

PRESENTATIONS

Opening Session - Moderator: Heather Quedenfeld

  • Welcome
    Heather Quedenfeld, Division Director, Power Systems
    U.S. Department of Energy
    National Energy Technology Laboratory
  • Clean Coal Energy Research
    Samuel S. Tam, Director, Division of Clean Coal Energy Research
    Office of Fossil Energy
    U.S. Department of Energy
  • SECA Program Accomplishments and Future Challenges
    Shailesh Vora, Technology Manager, Fuel Cells
    U.S. Department of Energy
    National Energy Technology Laboratory
  • DOE Carbon Capture and Sequestration Program
    Sean Plasynski, Technology Manager, Sequestration
    U.S. Department of Energy
    National Energy Technology Laboratory
  • Integrated Gasification Fuel Cell (IGFC) Systems
    Dale Keairns, Executive Advisor, Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.
  • Smart Grid Overview
    Ryan Egidi, Integrated Electric Power Systems Division
    U.S. Department of Energy
    National Energy Technology Laboratory

Industry Teams - Moderator: Travis Shultz

  • Coal-Based SECA Program-FuelCell Energy
    Hossein Ghezel-Ayagh, FuelCell Energy, Inc.
    Brian Borglum, Versa Power Systems
  • SOFC Program Review
    David Brengel, UTC Power
  • Update on the Rolls Royce Coal-Based SECA Program
    Richard Goettler and Ted Ohrn, Rolls Royce Fuel Cell Systems
  • The Siemens Energy Coal Based SECA Program
    Joseph Pierre, Siemens Energy Inc.

Cathode R&D Panel - Moderator: Briggs White

  • Cathode R&D Panel Introduction
    Briggs White
    U.S. Department of Energy
    National Energy Technology Laboratory
  • Theory, Investigation, and Stability of Cathode Electrocatalytic Activity
    Meilin Liu, Georgia Tech Research Corporation
  • SOFC Cathode Surface Chemistry and Optimization Studies
    Paul Salvador, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Synchrotron X-Ray Studies of SOFC Cathodes
    Paul Fuoss, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Correlations of Electronic and Chemical States on Dense Thin-Film Cathodes
    Bilge Yildiz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Cathodes: Unraveling the Relationship Between Structure, Surface Chemistry and Oxygen Reduction
    Srikanth Gopalan, Boston University
  • Soft X-Ray Studies of SOFC Materials
    Yves Idzerda, Montana State University
  • Electronic Structure of Cathode Materials
    Walter Harrison, Stanford University
  • Development of LSCF Cathodes
    John Hardy, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Cathode-Interconnect Contact - Moderator: Briggs White

  • Development of Cathode Contact Materials
    Jeffry Stevenson, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Cathode Contact Materials
    Michael Tucker, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

SOFC Interconnects - Moderator: Robin Ames

  • Development of SOFC Interconnects and Coatings
    Jeffry Stevenson, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Evaluation of a Functional Interconnect System for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
    Matt Bender, ATI Allegheny Ludlum
  • Interconnect-Coating Interactions: Transition Metal Spinel Oxides
    Jeffrey Fergus, Auburn University
  • Manufacturing Analysis of SOFC Interconnect Coating Processes
    Matthew Seabaugh, NexTech Materials Ltd.

SEALS - Moderator: Rin Burke

  • Viscous Glass SOFC Sealants
    Scott Misture, Alfred University
  • Compliant Glass Seal Development at PNNL
    Matt Chou, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Reliability of Materials and Components for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
    Amit Shyam, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Modeling - Moderator: Rin Burke

  • Modeling and Simulation of SOFC
    Moe Khaleel, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Contaminants - Moderator: Joseph Stoffa

  • Exposure Limits of Higher Hydrocarbons for Anode Supported SOFC
    Kirk Gerdes
    U.S. Department of Energy
    National Energy Technology Laboratory
  • SOFC Tolerance Limits for Phosphorous and Arsenic
    Jeffry Stevenson, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Syngas Clean-up System to Remove Harmful Contaminants for SOFCs
    Gökhan Alptekin, TDA Research Inc.
  • Perovskite Adsorbents for Warm-Gas Arsenic and Phosphorus Removal
    Erick J. Schutte, Eltron Research & Development, Inc.

Fuel Processing - Moderator: Joseph Stoffa

  • Structured Oxide-Based Reforming Catalyst Development
    Dushyant Shekhawat
    U.S. Department of Energy
    National Energy Technology Laboratory
  • Water Neutral Fuel Processing and Sulfur Cleanup
    Subir Roychoudhury, Precision Combustion, Inc.

Balance of Plant - Moderator: Joseph Stoffa

  • Foil-Bearing Supported High Speed Blowers
    Giri Agrawal, R&D Dynamics Corp.

SECA Innovative Concepts - Moderator: Joseph Stoffa

  • Validation of Novel Planar Cell Design for Power Systems
    Michael Day, NexTech Materials, Ltd.
  • Performance Degradation of LSCF Cathodes
    Matt Alinger, GE Global Research
  • Novel Fuel Cells for Coal Based Systems
    Thomas Tao, CellTech Power
  • Closing Comments
    Shailesh Vora, Technology Manager, Fuel Cells
    U.S. Department of Energy
    National Energy Technology Laboratory

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

  • Hybrid Ceramic/Metallic Recuperator for SOFC Generators
    Anthony Litka, Acumentrics Corporation
  • Electrodeposited Mn-Co Alloy Coating For SOFC Interconnects
    Heather McCrabb, Faraday Technology, Inc.
  • Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Cathodes: Unraveling the Relationship between Structure, Surface Chemistry and Oxygen Reduction
    Lincoln J. Miara, Boston University
  • Mn Valence in Lanthanum Strontium Manganite Determined by X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy and Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy
    Mark R. De Guire, Case Western Reserve University
  • Surface Charge Redistribution in SOFC Materials
    Yves Idzerda, Montana State University
  • Characterization of glasses for SOFC sealing applications
    Amit Shyam, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
  • Crystallographic Anisotropy of Oxygen Surface Exchange in (La,Sr)MnO3 Thin Films
    Lu Yan, Carnegie Mellon University
  • High Surface Area, Mesoporous (La, Sr)MnO3 For Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Cathodes
    Robin Chao, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Impact of Fuel Contaminants on Performance in Coal-Based SOFCs
    Kirk Gerdes, National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)
  • Composite MIEC Cathode Infiltrated with Pyrochlore / Perovskite Materials
    Shiwoo Lee, National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)
  • Direct Coal Solid Oxide Fuel Cells with Liquid Tin Anodes
    Harry Abernathy, National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)
  • Surface-Sensitive Analytical Techniques and Their Importance in Optimizing Fuel Cell Materials
    Andrew Swisher, National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)
  • Update:  Advanced Technology Development for High-Voltage, Grid-Connected, Fuel Cell Power Conditioning Systems
    Allen Hefner, National Institute of Standards & Technology
  • Mechanically Robust Stacks For Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Applications
    Rick Kerr, Delphi Automotive Systems
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  • Novel SOFC Anodes with Enhanced Tolerance to Coal Contaminants
    Joonho Koh, Materials & Systems Research, Inc.
  • Testing and Evaluation of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells in Extreme Conditions
    Louis Carreiro, Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC)
  • Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Operating With Concentrated Methanol
    Bogdan Gurau, NuVant Systems, Inc.
  • Investigation and Design Studies of SOFC Electrode Performance at Elevated Pressure
    Ted Ohrn, Rolls Royce Fuel Cell Systems (US) Inc.
  • Catalysis of Electrochemical Oxidation of Ch4 And Coal-Derived Coke in a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell
    Felipe Guzman, University of Akron
  • Structured Oxide - Based Reforming Catalyst Development
    Dushyant Shekhawat, National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)
  • Development of a Microchannel High Temperature Recuperator for Fuel Cell Systems
    Michael Lukas, FuelCell Energy, Inc.
  • Viscous Glass Sealants for SOFC Applications
    Scott Misture, Alfred University
  • Direct Coal Conversion Using Liquid Tin Anode SOFC Alternative System Configurations
    Thomas Tao, CellTech Power LL
  • Proton Conductor Based Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
    S. (Elango) Elangovan, Ceramatec, Inc.
  • Perovskite Adsorbents for Warm-Gas Arsenic and Phosphorus Removal
    Erick J. Schutte, Eltron Research & Development, Inc.
  • The effect of current collector geometry on ohmic resistance
    Matthew Alinger, GE Global Research
  • Effect of MgO Addition on the Crystalline Phase Formation and Thermal Expansion of a Barium Aluminosilicate SOFC Glass-Ceramic Sealant
    Niladri Dasgupta, Materials & Systems Research, Inc.
  • High-Temperature Viscous Sealing Glasses for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
    Richard Brow, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • A New Generation of “Molecular Basket” Sorbents (MBS) for Separation of CO2 and H2S from Various Gas Streams
    Xiaoliang Ma, Pennsylvania State University
  • Water Neutral Fuel Processing and Sulfur Cleanup
    Subir Roychoudhury, Precision Combustion, Inc.
  • The Effect of Electrical Polarization on Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Cathode Thin Films
    Brian Ingram, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)
  • In Situ X-Ray Studies of La0.6Sr0.4Fe0.8Co0.2O3 Epitaxial Thin Films as Model SOFC Cathodes
    Kee-Chul Chang, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)
  • First Principles Identification of New Cathode Electrocatalysts
    Erick Schutte, Eltron Research & Development, Inc.
  • Microanalyses of Structure, Composition, and Morphology of the Surfaces and Interfaces in LSM-Infiltrated LSCF Cathodes
    Wentao Qin, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Modeling and Investigation of Oxygen Reduction Activity on Mixed Ionic-Electronic Conductors for SOFC Cathodes
    Meilin Liu, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Status of SOFC Stack Technology at NexTech Materials
    Michael Day, NexTech Materials, Ltd.
  • Mechanical Characterization and Modeling of Electrolyte Membranes in Electrolyte-Supported SOFCs
    Mark E. Walter, Ohio State University
  • Dual Interconnect Coatings for Planar SOFC Stacks
    Jung Pyung Choi, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
  • SECA CTP Stack Fixture Testing at PNNL
    Y-S Matt Chou, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
  • Development of Ceramic Interconnect Materials for SOFC
    Kyung Joong Yoon, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
  • Spectrosopic Investigation of the Impact of Film Thickness and  Post-Growth Treatment on the Electronic Structure of LaxSr1-xMnO3 Films
    Stefan Krause, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Effect of Syngas Trace Contaminants on SOFC Anode Performance
    Ismail Celik, West Virginia University
  • Low Cost Cathode Blower & High Temperature Cathode Recycle Blower
    Dennis Burr, R&D Dynamics
  • SOFC Anode Interaction with Trace Coal Syngas
    Greg Hackett, National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)]

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