FuelCell awarded $3.1M project for ultra high efficiency solid oxide systems
FuelCell Energy announced that it was awarded $3.1M from the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy division of the U.S. Department of Energy for its project proposal to advance the commercialization of ultra-high efficiency Solid Oxide Fuel Cell systems. The award is part of ARPA-E's "Innovative Natural-gas Technologies for Efficiency Gain in Reliable and Affordable Thermochemical Electricity-generation" program. The INTEGRATE program has the objective of developing natural gas fueled distributed generation systems with ultra-high efficiency. The project will further develop FuelCell Energy's advanced solid oxide cell technology, specifically focused on advanced stack designs capable at operating at elevated pressure. High pressure operation allows the configuration of very high efficiency power generation systems, and also enhances the efficiency of solid oxide based electrolysis and energy storage systems.