Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Reference Shelf

SECA Workshop Proceedings and Peer Reviews

This page provides links to SECA and fuel cell 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.

Office of Fossil Energy Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Program
2013 Project Portfolio

This portfolio provides an overview of the Solid Oxide Fuel Cells program, a description of the program structure, and a summary of the research and development (R&D) that is focused on the development of low-cost, high-efficiency solid oxide fuel cell power systems that are capable of simultaneously producing electric power from fossil fuels and facilitating carbon capture.

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

Program plan for NETL’s Solid Oxide Fuel Cells research and development (R&D) effort, which is conducted under the Clean Coal Research Program's Carbon Capture and Storage and Power Systems program area. The program plan describes the Solid Oxide Fuel Cells R&D efforts in 2013 and beyond.

Fuel Cell Program Portfolio
October 2012

A comprehensive portfolio that contains the unique attributes of solid oxide fuel cell technology and how it addresses environmental, climate change, and water concerns associated with fossil fuel–particularly coal–use, establishing a foundation for a secure energy future in the United States.

Workshop Proceedings and Peer Reviews

The SECA program hosts many workshops and events throughout the year.  The proceedings for these events can easily be assessed through Conference Proceedings link on the Events page. CDs are available for most workshops.

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.

SECA Brochure
September 2009

This brochure [PDF-1.1MB] describes the Solid State Energy Conversion Alliance (SECA) that is forging government and industry partnerships to reduce the cost of fuel cells and to develop fuel cell coal-based systems for clean and efficient power generation. The program's primary goal is to deploy fuel cells in near-zero emission coal plants, capturing 99 percent of the carbon, greatly reducing water requirements, and maintaining low energy costs.

Distributed Generation Brochure
June 2003

This brochure [PDF-1.4MB] describes the DOE Office of Fossil Energy Distributed Generation program. An introduction and overview of the program are presented, along with a description of the program benefits, technical challenges, and market drivers. An overview of each of the program elements including SECA, Hybrids, HiTEC, and Ramgen is also provided.

HiTEC Brochure

This brochure [PDF-401KB] describes the High Temperature Electrochemistry Center research program. The mission of the Center, the areas of research and emphasis and the link to FutureGen and other advanced power systems are discussed.

Other SECA and Fuel Cell Related Documents

Fuel Cell Newsletter

Together with the U.S. Fuel Cell Council, and the National Fuel Cell Research Center, the DOE sponsors the development and distribution of a nationally recognized fuel cell monthly electronic newsletter, the Fuel Cell Connection. For a chronological listing of this newsletter, click on this link:

Fuel Cell System Studies

The SECA 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.

These studies are listing in order of completion, starting with the most recent.

Relevant Coal Gasification and Cleanup Reports

These are listed in order of completion, starting with the most recent.


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