Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Research Success

February 7, 2003 [] Delphi Corp. is ahead of schedule on meeting the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) cost and performance criteria for solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) auxiliary power unit technology, according to the company. In 2001, the DOE entered into a 10-year, US$138-million cost-sharing program with Delphi and its partner Battelle to develop and test a SOFC auxiliary power unit (APU) that can be mass produced at low cost for commercial and military applications. A leading member of the DOE laboratory responsible for the technical coordination of SECA said Delphi has taken a clear leadership role in SOFC development, according to Delpi.