Low Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) that are highly scalable and cost effective

Summary Low temperature, compact solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technologies.

A series of new Harvard technologies enables operation of SOFCs at low temperatures (300 deg. C to 600 deg. C). Operation at these temperatures (vs. the current ~1000 deg. C) is a sought-after goal of the fuel cell industry – because it will significantly expand practical applications for SOFCs. The Harvard SOFCs are made using novel nano-fabrication techniques based on well-proven semiconductor processes. These micro-scale fuel cell devices also enable applications where a small form-factor is critical (such as portable electronics), yet the devices are easily scalable to provide a wide range of power outputs. A related Harvard innovation, the “accelerated oxygen exchange” process, can significantly improve performance of any SOFC.

Harvard Reference: 2707, 2878, 2917

Applications fuel cells, solid oxide fuel cells, SOFCs, energy For Further Information Please Contact the Director of Business Development Daniel Behr Email: daniel_behr@harvard.edu Telephone: (617) 495-3067

Inventor(s): Ramanathan, Shriram

Type of Offer: Licensing

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