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Electrically-Conductive, Low-Temperature Sintering
Materials for Cathode/Interconnect Contact in Solid Oxide Fuel
Cells

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005
Administered by:

Department of Energy, All Departmental Locations, All DOE Federal Offices
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  • Original Grant - Nov 5, 2004
Applications Due:

Nov 30, 2004

total funding: Not Available
max award: none
min award: none
cost sharing, matching: Yes
number of awards: Not Available
type of funding: Grant
Description:

NOTE: Please read the Master Funding Opportunity
Announcement for complete
evaluation criteria and instructions on how to prepare your application.
https://e-center.doe.gov/iips/faopor.nsf/1be0f2271893ba198525644b006bc0be/7dd24fd3b334d11985256f32005c0821?OpenDocument

Applications which fit the following description should be submitted under
this
funding opportunity title of Electrically-Conductive, Low-Temperature
Sintering
Materials for Cathode/Interconnect Contact in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
(DE-PS26-05NT42244-05).

Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) are being developed to operate on syngas
derived
from coal in FutureGen power plants. Coal derived syngas presents
different
technical challenges for SOFCs compared to reformate obtained from fossil
fuels
such as diesel and natural gas. Such reformate gas compositions are
typically
tailored to include specific amounts of methane to enable cooling SOFCs by
a
partial internal reforming endothermic reaction. The endothermic cooling
is
not available when using coal derived syngas, this requires a more
resilient
stack with respect to thermal stress management; consequently, applications
are sought for the development and characterization of an electrical
contact
zone material capable of relieving stress at the cathode and interconnect
contact interfaces. The contact zone material will have a formulation or
sintering aid additive that will allow fracture surfaces induced by
thermo-mechanical stresses during a cooling cycle to re-sinter (self-heal)
during a subsequent heat-up to SOFC operational temperatures (650 degrees C
to
800 degrees C). Selected materials must be compatible with SOFC power
systems and materials,
and must sustain operating performance for greater than 40,000 hours and
hundreds of
thermal cycles for stationary applications. Lifetime effects (phase
stability,
thermal expansion compatibility, element migration, conductivity and aging)
must be addressed and characterized to the extent possible. For any new
material set, cost, manufacturability and reliability are critical factors
in
meeting the goals of the Solid State Energy Conversion Alliance (SECA)
Program.

Who can apply:

Anyone/General Public
Other Private Institution/Organization
Private Institutions Of Higher Education
Public And State Controlled Institutions Of Higher Education

Eligible functional categories:
Funding Sources:

University Coal Research

More Information:

Click here to view the Opportunity

If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact: using this
link

If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact: JoAnn
Zysk

Address Info:

U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology
Laboratory, 3610 Collins Ferry Road (MS-I07) P.O. Box 880 Morgantown, WV
26507-0880

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