Why SOFCs are ImportantSOFC

Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (“SOFCs”) are considered breakthrough technology in meeting tomorrow’s clean energy needs as they generate power through an electrochemical reaction within the fuel stack rather combustion as with fossil fuels.

SOFCs can run off multiple fuel sources – typically natural gas, renewable gas, or hydrogen. When powered by natural gas the CO2 emissions will typically be 50% less than with the traditional grid. When powered by renewable gas, power generation is carbon neutral, and when by hydrogen – zero.

Importantly, SOFCs are modular in design and easily transportable meaning that they can potentially play a critical role of creating the distributed energy grid of the future. This transition from a centralised grid to a decentralised one where traditional power users can effectively become suppliers (for example by better harnessing their waste heat and converting it to energy through a SOFC) is viewed as a central building block for meeting tomorrow’s future clean energy needs.

SOFCs can also play a critical role in meeting the world’s future clean energy transport needs with hydrogen powered vehicles already a reality today.

In fact SOFCs have the ability to provide an always ready back-up power source both for industry and utilities in the event of a critical power failure. SOFCs represent an essential building block in creating tomorrow’s clean energy world.

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