U.S. solid oxide fuel cell powerplant development and commercialization

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SOFC powerplants have many potential attributes which make them suitable for distributed generation applications. Power densities for SOFCs are very promising. Power densities possibilities of 20 watts per square centimeter have been reported to be possible. Westinghouse Electric is the leader in tubular SOFC technology. Several completely packaged and self-contained generators, up to nominal 25-kW size, have been manufactured and tested by Westinghouse Electric. A manufacturing facility currently produces these generators. In the US, several planar designs are also under development. Organizations developing planar designs include IGT, Celamalec, Ztek, TMI, and Allied Signal Aerospace. One of the most promising developments ... continued below

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Williams, M.C. April 1, 1997.

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  • Williams, M.C. Fuel Cells Product Manager, USDOE Federal Energy Technology Center, Morgantown, WV (United States)

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SOFC powerplants have many potential attributes which make them suitable for distributed generation applications. Power densities for SOFCs are very promising. Power densities possibilities of 20 watts per square centimeter have been reported to be possible. Westinghouse Electric is the leader in tubular SOFC technology. Several completely packaged and self-contained generators, up to nominal 25-kW size, have been manufactured and tested by Westinghouse Electric. A manufacturing facility currently produces these generators. In the US, several planar designs are also under development. Organizations developing planar designs include IGT, Celamalec, Ztek, TMI, and Allied Signal Aerospace. One of the most promising developments in SOFC powerplants is the conceptual development of very high efficiency fuel cell gas turbine powerplants. Combination of SOFC and turbine has the potential for enormous synergies.

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  • 5. international symposium on solid oxide fuel cells, Aachen (Germany), 2-5 Jun 1997

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  • Other: DE97051987
  • Report No.: DOE/FETC/C--97/7281
  • Report No.: CONF-9706108--1
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 468466
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc686599

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Williams, M.C. U.S. solid oxide fuel cell powerplant development and commercialization, article, April 1, 1997; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc686599/: accessed December 15, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.