Solid oxide fuel cell
As one of the leading manufacturer of technical ceramics KERAFOL® is also committed to the solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) and offers customized solutions in this future technology.
Producing electricity by an electrochemical reaction, where chemical energy of a fuel is directly converted to electrical energy the SOFC has a higher electrical efficiency compared to conventional power generation. Therefore it is an environmental friendly, high efficient technology and a solution for decentralised electricity generation or combined heat and power.
The SOFC possesses the flexible possibility of direct use of a wide variety of fuels such as natural gas, hydrogen, methanol, ethanol, biogas or carbon monoxide. To reach a higher voltage several cells are connected in series in a so called stack - the current delivering assembly.
We market a wide range of components for
fuel cell technology such as
- substrates and cells (MEA – Membrane Electrode Assembly) of different materials which are the heart of SOFC- Stacks
- glass sealings in stack construction
- ceramic tubes
- setter plates.
Beside standard geometries KERAFOL®
also provides its customers with a variety
A New Trendsetting Fuel Cell Alliance
Selb, Eschenbach, June 24, 2010. Today H.C. Starck Ceramics and Kerafol announced their partnership in manufacturing, sales, and distribution of high-temperature SOFCs (solid oxide fuel cells) doped with scandium.
Because the scandium-doped zirconia used in these fuel cells is highly conductive, scandium-doped solid oxide fuel cells have the highest output potential of all electrolyte-supported fuel cells (ESC), and as a result are an essential, key component of innovative fuel cell technology.
H.C. Starck and Kerafol’s alliance creates new potential synergies which complement each other reciprocally, with Kerafol contributing its specialized knowledge of scandium-doped electrolytes and H.C. Starck its expertise in electrode manufacturing to the partnership. The result is the first high-output, scandium-doped cell with its origins in Europe. more...