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NEDO and Partner Create Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) with Highest Power Generation Efficiency Rate in Industry at Over 52%
– Will operate cell continuously for 4,000 hours under actual operating conditions –

February 26, 2018
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)

As part of a NEDO project, Hitachi Zosen Corp. installed a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) for a demonstration test at the Sakuya Konohana Kan located inside the Flower Expo Memorial Park Tsurumi Ryokuchi in Osaka. The test conducted on February 6 achieved a power generation efficiency rate of over 52%, which is one of the highest in the industry.

The next test will be a continuous operation of the SOFC for 4,000 hours, the length necessary to evaluate its durability, in conditions that are identical to what would be encountered in an actual operating environment. During the test, the SOFC's safety and reliability will be evaluated.

The solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC), designed for commercial and industrial use, at its test site in front of the facilities building at the Sakuya Konohana Kan.
Figure. The solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC), designed for commercial and industrial use, at its test site in front of the facilities building at the Sakuya Konohana Kan.

For more information, please contact:

NEDO New Energy Technology Department
Contact Person: Nirasawa Tel: +81-44-520-5261­