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Title: Personal power using metal-supported solid oxide fuel cells operated in a camping stove flame

Abstract

A complete stand-alone product prototype providing combined cooking and power is fabricated by retrofitting a commercial camping stove with a stack of metal-supported solid oxide fuel cells (MS-SOFCs) delivering power to microelectronic LED driver and voltage boost circuits. The 5-cell stack produces 2.7 W (156 mW cm-2) while cooking on the stove, and is demonstrated to produce LED lighting and mobile phone charging while operating outdoors. Cooking efficiency is minimally impacted by the presence of the MS-SOFCs. As a result, it is found that vertical orientation of the cells is critical to maintain separation of fuel and air when a pot is placed on the stove.

Authors:
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  1. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Fossil Energy (FE)
OSTI Identifier:
1460316
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1496287
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231; LBNL-17-TCF-16-12141
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 43; Journal Issue: 18; Related Information: © 2018 Hydrogen Energy Publications LLC; Journal ID: ISSN 0360-3199
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE; Metal-supported SOFC; Direct flame SOFC; Thermal cycling

Citation Formats

Tucker, Michael C. Personal power using metal-supported solid oxide fuel cells operated in a camping stove flame. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1016/j.ijhydene.2018.03.161.
Tucker, Michael C. Personal power using metal-supported solid oxide fuel cells operated in a camping stove flame. United States. doi:10.1016/j.ijhydene.2018.03.161.
Tucker, Michael C. Wed . "Personal power using metal-supported solid oxide fuel cells operated in a camping stove flame". United States. doi:10.1016/j.ijhydene.2018.03.161. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1460316.
@article{osti_1460316,
title = {Personal power using metal-supported solid oxide fuel cells operated in a camping stove flame},
author = {Tucker, Michael C.},
abstractNote = {A complete stand-alone product prototype providing combined cooking and power is fabricated by retrofitting a commercial camping stove with a stack of metal-supported solid oxide fuel cells (MS-SOFCs) delivering power to microelectronic LED driver and voltage boost circuits. The 5-cell stack produces 2.7 W (156 mW cm-2) while cooking on the stove, and is demonstrated to produce LED lighting and mobile phone charging while operating outdoors. Cooking efficiency is minimally impacted by the presence of the MS-SOFCs. As a result, it is found that vertical orientation of the cells is critical to maintain separation of fuel and air when a pot is placed on the stove.},
doi = {10.1016/j.ijhydene.2018.03.161},
journal = {International Journal of Hydrogen Energy},
number = 18,
volume = 43,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {4}
}

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