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Technology Commercialization

8 December 2009

Fuel-flexible SOFC Technology

NORAM has been awarded a contract by National Research Council Canada's Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation (IFCI) to undertake an engineering study of IFCI's advanced high-temperature fuel cell technology.

Direct Carbon Fuel Cells (DCFC), a variation of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, are contenders for large stationary power generators, potentially running off a variety of relatively unrefined fuels, as diverse as coal, vacuum residuals, or biomass, but with compelling advantages in:

• carbon sequestration, and
• efficiency, in CHP combined heat and power applications.

The development work will include a system and cost analysis for scaling up IFCI's proprietary fuel-flexible DCFC platform.