The solid oxide fuel cells are pretty interesting, they basically
convert combustion directly into electricity.
Considering that hydrogen specific fuel cells basically do
hydrolysis in reverse, I wonder if SOFC's could be run in reverse
to make syngas. It could be a more energy dense way to store
electricity from PVs or Wind.
On Sat Jul 28 23:13:28 EDT 2007, "Medina,Lidya C"
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> "Biogas powered fuel cell wins award, attracts attention from
> Biopact, May 2007
> Acumentrics Corporation, a leading developer of solid oxide fuel
> cells, developed fuel cells that can be fed carbon neutral biogas
> instead of hydrogen. This article examines the process of making
> the fuel cells, some applications and advantages. The combination
> of the efficiency of the fuel cells and the low carbon footprint
> and efficiency of biogas production makes this technology one of
> the cleanest and most efficient large-scale energy system
> currently in operation.