Directory:Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

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Microscopic film layers are highly efficient and compact.

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NanoDynamics Introduces First Nanotechnology Enabled Portable Solid Oxide Fuel Cell - Revolution 50 Unveiled At 2004 Fuel Cell Seminar Exhibition In San Antonio, TX (Fuelcellworks Nov. 5, 2004)


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Latest: Directory:Natural Gas > Directory:Natural Gas / Directory:Fuel Cells > Directory:Solid Oxide Fuel Cells > Redox Power Plans to Roll Out Dishwasher-Sized Fuel Cells - Redox says that it will provide safe, efficient, reliable, uninterrupted power, on–site and optionally off the grid, at a price competitive with current energy sources. 25 kW. And it will cost 90% less than currently-available fuel cells. (News:Pure Energy Blog August 20, 2013)
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Directory:Fuel Cells > Directory:Solid Oxide Fuel Cells > Novel Fuel Cell Uses Solid-state Hydrogen to Power Laptops - On June 15, Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) unveiled a portable fuel cell that is believed to be the first in the world to use solid-state hydrogen. The device combines solid-state hydrogen fuel, water and a catalyst in a bottle the size of a beverage can, and it can generate sufficient electricity to power laptops and LED lights. (Taipei Times June 17, 2012)
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Directory:Fuel Cells > Directory:Solid Oxide Fuel Cells > PNNL’s New Affordable, Small-Scale Fuel Cell Could Revolutionize Residential Power - The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has created a solid oxide fuel cell system that is small enough for domestic homeowners and affordable for the average citizen, that can meet the demands of homeowners while still maintaining low costs. (Inhabitat June 4, 2012)

Lower Temp. Breakthrough in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells - SOFCs usually run hot -- as high as 1000° C. Researchers at CalTech have achieved a run temperature of 600° C, which will also help bring price down. (PhysOrg Oct. 15, 2004)

Cool Fuel Cells Could Revolutionize Earth's Energy Resources - University of Houston breakthrough in thin film SOFCs enables more efficient (65%) and compact energy generation capacity. A unit the size of two cans of soda would produce more than 5 kW, enough to power a typical household. (SpaceDaily July 23, 2004)

New Technology Heralds Smaller, Cooler Fuel Cells - New technology in thin film solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) currently being refined at the University of Houston (UH) could make cheap, efficient fuel cells a reality. Originating from research at UH's Texas Center for Superconductivity and Advanced Materials (TcSAM), these SOFCs of the "thin film" variety are both efficient and compact. (Science a Gogo July 26, 2004)

University of Houston > Thin Film Solid Oxide Fuel Cells - summary of research, contacts.

Related Thin Film SOFC Publications

NASA > Cool Fuel Cells - primer on cool-running fuel cell technology including SOFC.

ETH Zurich > Thin Film Solid Oxide Fuel Cells