CCS and Power Systems

Advanced Energy Systems - Solid Oxide Fuel Cells


Direct Utilization of Coal Syngas in High Temperature Fuel Cells


Performer: West Virginia University

Project No: FG02-06ER46299


Project Description

In this project WVU will identify the fundamental mechanisms of carbon deposition and coal contaminant poisoning of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs), and will develop novel materials to minimize the impact of these contaminants on fuel cell performance. The effects of trace contaminants found in coal will be characterized and remedies for any adverse effects proposed. The research will focus on the modeling, manufacture, and testing of SOFCs fueled by simulated coal gas.


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