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Performer: FuelCell Energy Inc. (FCE)
Fuel cell stack cost has decreased substantially<br/>mainly due to the R&D activities in this project
Fuel cell stack cost has decreased substantially
mainly due to the R&D activities in this project
Website: FuelCell Energy
Award Number: FC26-04NT41837
Project Duration: 02/27/2004 – 01/31/2014
Total Award Value: $102,383,489
DOE Share: $68,543,167
Performer Share: $33,840,322
Technology Area: Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
Key Technology:
Location: Danbury, Connecticut

Project Description

This three-phase Solid State Energy Conversion Alliance (SECA) Coal-Based Systems (Industry Team) project led by FuelCell Energy will develop low cost solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology for use in highly-efficient central generation power plants fueled by coal synthesis gas. Anode-supported planar SOFC technology is being developed by Versa Power Systems, Inc. WorleyParsons has provided direct support of Integrated Gasification Fuel Cell (IGFC) system analysis.

Project Benefits

The overall goal of this project is the development of SOFC cell and stack technology suitable for use in highly-efficient, economically-competitive central generation power plant facilities fueled by coal synthesis gas (syngas). The supporting objective in Phase III is the validation of the performance and robustness of stacks and scaled stack arrays suitable for use in large-scale power generation systems such as IGFC systems, where reliable, fail-safe operation is needed.

Contact Information

Federal Project Manager Travis Shultz:
Portfolio Manager Shailesh Vora:
Principal Investigator Hossein Ghezel-Ayagh:


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