A Decade of Solid Oxide Electrolysis Improvements at DTU Energy

TitleA Decade of Solid Oxide Electrolysis Improvements at DTU Energy
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsHauch A, Brodersen K, Chen M, Graves C, Jensen SHøjgaard, Jørgensen PStanley, Hendriksen PVang, Mogensen MBjerg, Ovtar S, Sun X
JournalECS Transactions
ISSN1938-6737, 1938-5862

Published on January 11th, 2017.
Solid oxide electrolysis cells (SOECs) can efficiently convert electrical energy (e.g. surplus wind power) to energy stored in fuels such as hydrogen or other synthetic fuels. Performance and durability of the SOEC has increased orders of magnitudes within the last decade. This paper presents a short review of the R&D work on SOEC single cells conducted at DTU Energy from 2005 to 2015. The SOEC improvements have involved increasing the of the oxygen electrode performance, elimination of impurities in the feed streams, optimization of processing routes, and fuel electrode structure optimization. All together, these improvements have led to a decrease in long-term degradation rate from ~40 %/kh to ~0.4 %/kh for steam electrolysis at -1 A/cm2, while the initial area specific resistance has been decreased from 0.44 Wcm2 to 0.15 Wcm2 at -0.5 A/cm2 and 750 °C.


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