On July 30, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced the recipients of seven awards aimed at developing low-cost solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology for environmentally responsible central power generation from the Nation’s abundant fossil energy resources.
MSE ENG and CAS professors Srikanth Gopalan, Karl Ludwig, Uday Pal, Soumendra Basu, and Xi Lin won a new SECA grant in the topic area of Electrochemical Performance Enhancement Activity. The project aims to demonstrate a 50% improvement in maximum power densities of cells compared to baseline cells employing state-of-the art materials. The project plans to employ newer cathode and electrocatalyst materials and a variety of experimental and computational tools to achieve these goals. (DOE share: $499,999; Recipient share: $132,355; duration: 24 months).
For the complete press release, please refer to the DOE website.