Delphi Exhibits SOFC Technology at US DOD

April 28, 2003 by Jeff Shepard

Delphi Corp. (Troy, MI) exhibited its Generation-2 solid-oxide fuel cell (SOFC) at the US Department of Defense's (DOD, Washington, DC) Earth Day event scheduled April 21 at the Pentagon. Delphi's SOFC is multi-fuel-capable using many hydrocarbon fuels and hydrogen along with diesel fuel and logistics fuel that are both required for military applications.

The SOFC can be operated independently of a vehicle's engine for silent power or in conjunction with an engine for emissions reductions through use of the engine's reformed fuel. It produces water in the exhaust that can be condensed and filtered to support drinking water needs of military field personnel.