Development of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells at Versa Power Systems and FuelCell Energy

Monday, 27 July 2015: 11:20
Lomond Auditorium (Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre)
B. P. Borglum (Versa Power Systems) and H. Ghezel-Ayagh (FuelCell Energy)
Versa Power Systems (VPS) is a developer of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) for clean power generation and is a wholly owned subsidiary of  FuelCell Energy (FCE).  FCE is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of Molten Carbonate Fuel Cell (MCFC) power plants.  From an economic perspective, MCFCs scale-up very well and as a result FCE’s MCFC products are in the multi-megawatt size range.  SOFCs are complementary because they scale-down well and hence are well suited to sub-megawatt applications.  This paper highlights the status of VPS and FCE’s SOFC technology in the areas of cell, stack and system development.