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Title: Progress in electrolyte-free fuel cells
Authors: Lu, Yuzheng
Zhu, Bin
Cai, Yixiao
Kim, Jung-Sik
Wang, Baoyuan
Wang, Jun
Zhang, Yaoming
Li, Junjiao
Keywords: Fuel cell
Single component/layer fuel cell
Electrolyte (layer)-free
Research progress
Solid oxide fuel cell
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Frontiers Media © The Authors
Citation: LU, Y. ... et al, 2016. Progress in electrolyte-free fuel cells. Frontiers in Energy Research, 4, Article 17.
Abstract: Solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) represents a clean electrochemical energy conversion technology with characteristics of high conversion efficiency and low emissions. It is one of the most important new energy technologies in the future. However, the manufacture of SOFCs based on the structure of anode/electrolyte/cathode is complicated and time-consuming. Thus, the cost for the entire fabrication and technology is too high to be affordable, and challenges still hinder commercialization. Recently, a novel type of electrolyte-free fuel cell (EFFC) with single component was invented, which could be the potential candidate for the next generation of advanced fuel cells. This paper briefly introduces the EFFC, working principle, performance, and advantages with updated research progress. A number of key R&D issues about EFFCs have been addressed, and future opportunities and challenges are discussed.
Description: This is an Open Access article. It is published by Frontiers Media under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence (CC BY 4.0). Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Sponsor: This work was supported by the Natural Science Foundation of Hubei Province, major project (Grant No. 2015CFA120), the Swedish Research Council (Grant No. 621-2011-4983), the European Commission FP7 TriSOFC-project (Grant No. 303454), and the Swedish Agency for Innovation Systems (VINNOVA). One of the lead authors would also like to thank the Hubei Provincial 100-Talent Distinguished Professor grant.
Version: Published
DOI: 10.3389/fenrg.2016.00017
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/37207
Publisher Link: https://doi.org/10.3389/fenrg.2016.00017
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