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Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Fed Directly with Dry Glycerol

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Lo Faro, M. [1] ; Oliveira, V. L. [2] ; Reis, R. M. [3] ; Saglietti, G. G. A. [2] ; Zignani, S. C. [1] ; Trocino, S. [1] ; Ticianelli, E. A. [2] ; Arico, A. S. [1]
Total Authors: 8
[1] Italian Natl Res Council CNR, Inst Adv Energy Technol ITAE, Via Salita S Lucia Contesse 5, I-98126 Messina - Italy
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Quim Sao Carlos, Av Trab Sao Carlense 400, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] UTFPR, Dept Engn Quim, Ave Monteiro Lobato S-N, Km 04, BR-84016210 Ponta Grossa - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: ENERGY TECHNOLOGY; v. 7, n. 1, SI, p. 45-47, JAN 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 0

A solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) was developed for the direct utilization of dry glycerol to produce electricity at 800 degrees C. A state-of-art SOFC anode was covered by a thin (<10 mu m) electrocatalyst layer based on a Ni-modified perovskite and ceria. This electrocatalyst layer worked as an internal integrated fuel processor to convert glycerol in syngas. A performance of about 850 mW cm(-2) @ 0.6 V was achieved with dry glycerol. A life time test of 160 hrs showed no relevant occurrence of carbon deposits. The developed approach can provide a practical route to achieve effective fuel flexibility in SOFCs. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/16930-7 - Electrocatalysis V: electrocatalytic processes of chemical and electrical energy interconversion
Grantee:Edson Antonio Ticianelli
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 14/04100-2 - Development and application of Ni-M catalysts (m = Cu, Fe or Mo) for the manufacture of SOFC fuel cells with anodes fed with ethanol
Grantee:Rafael Machado Reis
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate