Japanese companies develop the world’s highest efficiency residential fuel cell

April 12, 2012
Dattatreya Mandal: In the last few days, we have talked about autonomous hydrogen fuel cells powering underwater jellyfish robots and we have harped about advanced biofuel cells driving an army of insect cyborgs. However, this time, I daresay, we have something more practical in its conception. Developed as a collaborative effort from Japanese industrial giants such as Osaka Gas, Aisin Seiki, Kyocera Corporation, Chofu Seisakusho and Toyota Motor Corporation; the designers have contrived the so named ENE-FARM Type S fuel cell. The product was envisaged as a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) co generation system, which would cater exclusively to residential purposes.

World-Class Efficiency Residential-Use Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) Cogeneration System
World-Class Efficiency Residential-Use Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) Cogeneration System, the fuel cell is equipped with ceramic electrolyte for the power generating cell stack, which in itself can generate up to whopping temperatures of 700 to 750 degrees Celsius. This means, a greater level of conversion rate can be achieved, which in figures is translated to 46.5 percent efficiency, the highest for any residential use fuel cell.

Moreover, the device is also imbibed with energy effective attributes that leads to annual reduction of carbon dioxide emissions by 1.9

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