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SECA Core Technology Program Workshop

SECA Core Technology Program Workshop

February 14-15, 2001

Table of Contents

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Papers and Presentations

  • Welcome
    Dr. Gary McVay, PNNL
  • SECA: Scope and Challenges [PDF-1.5MB]
    Mr. Wayne Surdoval, NETL
  • Workshop Goals and Procedures
    Dr. Gary McVay

Technical Discussions/Topical Areas:

Fuel Processing Technologies
Current status/issues/prioritization; gas/liquid handling, poisons, carbon formation, materials degradation, water sufficiency, system efficiency, etc.

Cell/Stack Materials and Manufacturing Processes
Current status/issues/prioritization;
electrode chemical and structural stability, interface stability, interface modification, low-temperature, operation, process optimization, current collector materials, seals, insulation, redox anode, iR and polarization minimization.

Stack/System Performance and Modeling
Current status/issues/prioritization; electrical, thermal, chemical model, normal and transient operation, internal/direct oxidation model, cell/stack/system model.

Power Electronics
Current status/issues/prioritization, technology gaps, large-scale manufacturing issues, meeting cost targets for Phases 1-3.

  • Lower Cost Power Electronics System Blocks for DG and Automotive Applications
    Mr. Chris Kambouris, Ecostar

Overall Prioritization/Final Adjustments
Gary McVay, Leader; Participants