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SECA Previous HitFuelNext Hit Cells Promote Cost Reduction and Previous HitFuelNext Hit Versatility


Surdoval, Wayne A.1 (1) U.S. DOE National Energy Technology Laboratory, Pittsburgh, PA


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Previous HitFossilNext Hit Energy, through the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) and in collaboration with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, is forging government/industry partnerships under the Solid State Energy Conversion Alliance (SECA) to reduce the cost of Previous HitfuelNext Hit cells and to develop Previous HitfuelNext Hit cell coal-based systems for clean and efficient central power generation. These goals equate to removing environmental and climate change concerns associated with Previous HitfossilNext Hit Previous HitfuelNext Hit use while simultaneously establishing a foundation for a hydrogen-based economy and a secure energy future in the U.S.


Launched in 2000, SECA is an inventive collaboration among government, the private sector and the scientific community to accelerate the development of modular, low-cost, Previous HitfuelNext Hit-flexible solid oxide Previous HitfuelNext Hit cell (SOFC) systems that can operate on coal gas, natural gas, bio-fuels, diesel Previous HitfuelNext Hit and hydrogen. This approach will facilitate deployment into the marketplace by emphasizing cost competitiveness with established technologies while taking advantage of existing Previous HitfuelNext Hit distribution infrastructures. SECA's DOE mission is to have its Previous HitfuelNext Hit cell systems ready for FutureGen, soon to be the world's cleanest coal-fueled power plant.


SECA has surpassed its first set of cost reduction targets providing strong confidence in the 2010 $400/kW goal. By developing Previous HitfuelNext Hit cells to operate cost effectively on various fuels, it is building a bridge to the hydrogen economy while solving today's environmental, climate change, and Previous HitfuelNext Hit availability issues. The once distant vision of using clean, low-cost Previous HitfuelTop cell technology for everyday applications is now within reach.


AAPG Search and Discover Article #90063©2007 AAPG Annual Convention, Long Beach, California