Fuel Cells, Clean Energy, and Sustainability Facilities
The Clean Energy and Sustainability Research Team is focused on renewable energies, primarily Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) technology, but also incorporates projects in solar and other renewable technologies. Current capabilities include materials processing, fuel cell fabrication, and electrochemical characterization equipment.
Our research features a high-capacity fuel storage and delivery system that can store and deliver logistical fuels such as hydrogen, methane, natural gas and syngas directly to fume hoods for continuous and long term testing of fuel cells. We are also equipped with a specialty gas monitoring system for safety.
Across International STF1200 (1200 °C):
Across International CF1600 Muffle Furnace (1600 °C) and Across International CF1400 Muffle Furnace (1400 °C):
Cole Parmer StableTemp Oven (250 °C):
PTL-MM01 dip coater machine:
Carver 10-ton pellet press:
ULT-80 recirculating chiller (-80 °C):
TTC-1200 tape casting machine:
Labconco freeze dryer:
Metrohm Autolab Potentiostat-Galvanostat PGSTAT302N and Autolab 20A Booster module:
Diamond cutter to cut ceramics:
Slip de-airing set up:
U.S. Stoneware 801CVM jar mill:
Welch 8917-A vacuum pump:
Fully automatic manifold for fuel delivery:
The lab also has commercially available fuel-cell systems including an Almus Ubocell Hydrogen SOFC Demonstration Kit, Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies MFC100 Methanol Reformer System, and a WATT Fuel Cell Imperium 1.0 Prototype Propane Fuel Cell System.
Almus Ubocell Hydrogen SOFC Demonstration Kit (10 W):
Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies MFC100 Methanol Reformer System (100 W):
WATT Fuel Cell Imperium 1.0 Prototype Propane Fuel Cell System (375 W):
EOS M 100 - Ideal model for industrial 3D printing :
High-End System for the Fast and Efficient Production of Complex Metal Parts by Means of Additive Manufacturing
- The beam quality and stable performance of the 200-watt fiber laser guarantee optimum, constant processing conditions for the production of high-quality components.
- The smaller laser spot with excellent detail resolution is ideal for manufacturing highly complex, sophisticated DMLS components.
- The building volume and efficient recoating and exposure strategy reduce secondary time, so that parts can be produced quickly and efficiently in small quantities.
- The modular inner design and the powder supply bin, setup and shutdown only take minutes, changing material is straightforward and maintenance is done quickly.