Overview of the development of solid oxide fuel cells at Forschungszentrum Juelich

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  • Robert Steinberger-Wilckens
  • Ludger Blum
  • Hans Peter Buchkremer
  • Sonja Gross
  • L. de Haart
  • Klaus Hilpert
  • Heinz Nabielek
  • Willem Quadakkers
  • Ulrich Reisgen
  • Rolf W. Steinbrech
  • Frank Tietz

Colleges, School and Institutes

External organisations

  • Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ)
  • Forschungszentrum Juelich


The SOFC group at Forschungszentrum Juelich has assembled and tested more than 220 SOFC stacks during the last 10 years, rated between 100 W and 15 kW. The topics of high-performance materials, corrosion, materials compatibility, and cost-effectiveness, including manufacturing processes, etc., are being continuously addressed. Large stacks of 5 kW and above have been operated since 2002 and have also been successfully delivered to other institutions. In parallel, lightweight stacks have been developed in the "cassette" design line for SOFC-APU. Several 1-20 kW SOFC laboratory systems are in preparation.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)470-476
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2006