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Ceramatec, Inc.
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2425 South 900 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84119

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Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Systems

Planar SOFCs

Planar Solid Oxide Fuel Cell

Multi-stack SOFC Modules

Multi Stack Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Module

The prime attraction of fuel cells as the energy conversion device is the possibility of realizing efficiencies much higher than possible with the thermal cycle systems. The basis of this difference is that fuel cell efficiencies are not bounded by Carnot cycle thermodynamics.

For military, commercial truck and recreational vehicle applications, silent operation is a significant advantage over engine driven generators. Air emissions from fuel cells are another attractive feature. The near zero emissions of many regulated exhaust products enable fuel cells to be sited where combustion systems are unable to receive permitting.

Ceramatec has more than two decades of experience in developing and testing Solid Oxide Fuel Cell systems. KW size stacks have been tested using a variety of fuels such as natural gas, reformed JP-8, etc.

Electrolyte materials investigated include oxygen ion conducting stabilized zirconia, doped ceria, and doped lanthanum gallate and proton conducting doped barium cerate.