Development of intermediate-temperature SOFC module using doped lanthanum gallate

T. Yamada, N. Chitose, J. Akikusa, N. Murakami, T. Akbay, T. Miyazawa, K. Adachi, A. Hasegawa, M. Yamada, K. Hoshino, K. Hosoi, N. Komada, H. Yoshida, M. Kawano, T. Sasaki, T. Inagaki, K. Miura, T. Ishihara, Y. Takita

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An intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) module was developed using electrochemically active cells composed of (La, Sr)(Ga, Mg, Co)O3 electrolyte, Ni-(Ce, Sm)O2 anode, and (Sm, Sr)CoO3 cathode. Seal-less planar type stack design was employed. The first generation module successfully provided the output power of 1 kW with thermal self-sustainability below 800°C. Maximum electrical efficiency obtained with this module was 43%[LHV] together with the corresponding fuel utilization of 78%. Dynamic performance tests demonstrated the capability of output power alteration from 0.6 to l kW while maintaining a high electrical conversion efficiency. Further testing and modification of the module for methane fuel utilization are in progress.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)A1712-A1714
JournalJournal of the Electrochemical Society
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electrochemistry
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment


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