Improvement of the internal reforming of metal-supported SOFC at low temperatures

Yohei Miura, Satoshi Takemiya, Yosuke Fukuyama, Takashi Kato, Shunsuke Taniguchi, Kazunari Sasaki

研究成果: ジャーナルへの寄稿学術誌査読

1 被引用数 (Scopus)


Automotive Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) require improvements in mechanical robustness, power generation at low temperatures, and system compactness. To address these issues, we attempt to improve the internal reformation of metal-supported SOFCs (MS-SOFCs) via catalyst infiltration. After introducing nickel/gadolinium-doped ceria (Ni/GDC) nanoparticles, power densities of 1.16 Wcm−2 with hydrogen (3%H2O) and 0.85 Wcm−2 with methane (Steam-to-Carbon ratio, S/C = 1.0) are obtained at 600 °C, 0.7 V. This is the highest performance achieved in previous studies on MS-SOFCs. Internal reforming with various hydrocarbon is also demonstrated. In particular 0.64 Wcm−2 at 600 °C, 0.7 V is obtained when the fuel is iso-octane. We develop a numerical model to separately analyze reforming and electrochemical reaction. Catalyst infiltration dramatically increases the number of active sites for steam reforming. In addition, ruthenium/gadolinium-doped ceria (Ru/GDC) should be suitable as a catalyst metal at low temperatures because of the lower activation energy of steam reforming.

ジャーナルInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
出版ステータス印刷中 - 2023

!!!All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 再生可能エネルギー、持続可能性、環境
  • 燃料技術
  • 凝縮系物理学
  • エネルギー工学および電力技術


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