Title

Portable Propane Micro-Tubular SOFC System Development

Publication Title

ECS Transactions

Publication Date

2007

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1149/1.2729127

Keywords

portable propane micro-tubular SOFC system development

Disciplines

Chemical Engineering

Abstract

NanoDynamics Energy Inc. is developing a family of compact, integrated micro-tubular SOFC systems with high volumetric power density and multiple fuel options including methane, propane, diesel and JP8. The development program aims to bring to the market highly efficient, clean, and cost competitive fuel cell systems with outputs above 50We for portable power generation applications. Balance-of-plant (BoP), electronic controls, and power management systems have been identified and integrated with a partial oxidation reformer and SOFC stack. A system test for the integrated process chain was performed with our proprietary cell and system technologies. The performance of a system developed using a micro-tubular SOFC stack is evaluated for different operating conditions. The results from these studies will be presented. System design, integration, and control methodologies are also discussed.