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Title: Final Report - DE-EE0000260

In this program, we are developing next-generation SOFC materials and architectures for use with biomass-derived fuel streams, with a focus on addressing the technical challenges and the required operating windows associated with carbon-deposit formation. We are developing fuel-processing strategies for processing landfill- and anaerobic-digester-derived biomass streams for use in SOFCs. Similarly, we are examining processing of biomass-derived liquid fuels for use in solid-oxide fuel cell systems. We conduct extensive computational modeling work to support the materials-development and fuel-processing tasks. Modeling is conducted across a broad range of length scales, from the microscopic level to examine the fundamental underpinnings of cell operation, to the mesoscopic level to examine and optimize fuel-reformer design, and to the system level to craft optimal integration and dynamic-control solutions.
  1. Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
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Report Number(s):
Final Technical Report
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Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Fuel Cell Technologies Program (EE-3F)
Country of Publication:
United States
03 NATURAL GAS solid-oxide fuel cell; methane reforming; model-predictive control