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):