Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
U.S. Department of Energy Announces $32.5 Million to Advance Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Technologies
The U.S. Department of Energy and NETL have announced up to $32.5 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development (R&D) to advance solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technologies. The selected projects will fall under the Office of Fossil Energy’s two funding opportunity announcements (FOAs): Preliminary Design and Techno-Economic Analysis of MWe-Class Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Systems and Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Core Technology Research. Read More!

2017-FOA-Announcment-Logo-01.jpg DOE Selects Research Projects to Receive $2.8M for the Advancement of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Technology
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy and NETL have selected two projects to receive approximately $2.8 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development projects. The projects will advance solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology and make progress toward enabling cost-competitive fossil-based power generation with near-zero emission. Read More!

fuelcell-pittsburgh-t.jpg NETL Helping to Bring Fuel Cell System to Pittsburgh
The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), as part of its support for the City of Pittsburgh’s initiative to become a global leader in clean energy planning, modeling, and implementation, is supporting the installation and testing of a prototype fuel cell system in Pittsburgh. Read More!

Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) are electrochemical devices that convert chemical energy of a fuel and oxidant directly into electrical energy. Since SOFCs produce electricity through an electrochemical reaction and not through a combustion process, they are much more efficient and environmentally benign than conventional electric power generation processes. Their inherent characteristics make them uniquely suitable to address the environmental, climate change, and water concerns associated with fossil fuel based electric power generation.

The NETL Fuel Cell Program maintains a portfolio of RD&D projects that address the technical issues facing the commercialization of SOFC technology and a series of increasingly larger demonstration projects intended to validate the solutions to those issues. To successfully complete the maturation of the SOFC technology from its present state to the point of commercial readiness, the Program’s efforts are channeled through three key technologies, each of which has its respective research focus.

Click on the graphic for more information on the Program’s key technologies, systems analysis, and for the operating principals and benefits of this transformational technology. 

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