Technological, technical and economic barriers to the development and commercialization of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCS) systems

Nacéra Larbi*, Amine Boudghene Stambouli, E. Traversa

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

In recent years, there has been significant interest in decentralized generation technologies such as Fuel cells. Particularly, Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) are expected to play a significant role in helping to meet the demands of power quality and reliability of stationary and distributed technologies. SOFCs have already demonstrated high quality of power output and are potentially simpler and more reliable than conventional power generation utility technology. However, certain challenges remain before SOFCs can be applied to real world applications. Since the development and commercialization of this kind of fuel cells requires overcoming significant technological, technical and economic barriers. Therefore, in this paper, we try to present guidance for developing SOFC systems. We concentrated on technological barriers such as suitable materials and production technologies. Technical barriers as reliability, response time, life expectancy and size are analyzed. Afterwards, cost effectiveness, and maintenance are discussed to improve the development and the commercialization of SOFC Systems since all these aspects are closely related.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1st European Fuel Cell Technology and Applications Conference 2005, EFC2005 - Book of Abstracts
Pages218
Number of pages1
Volume2005
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event1st European Fuel Cell Technology and Applications Conference 2005, EFC2005 - Rome, Italy
Duration: Dec 14 2005Dec 16 2005

Other

Other1st European Fuel Cell Technology and Applications Conference 2005, EFC2005
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period12/14/0512/16/05

Keywords

  • Decentralized Generation
  • Efficiency and Cost
  • Materials
  • Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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