Institute: Warwick

Flame Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, Simple Devices to Extract Electricity Directly from Natural Gas and Liquid Petroleum Gas Flames

Prof. Shanwen Tao

The aim of this proposal is to demonstrate the capacity of direct flame solid oxide fuel cells (DFFCs) to extract electricity directly from natural gas and liquid petroleum gas (LPG) flames. We will demonstrate DFFCs which can be directly put in the flame of a burner/cooker to generate electricity with the application of advanced materials.

The novelty of these DFFCs lies in optimising the flame positioning and the use of a redox stable cathode to improve the durability during redox and thermal cycling. Sealing is not required and DFFCs are relatively safe.

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