A new generation of gas-powered fuel cells may soon be developed that operate at temperatures less than 500°C, following the award of a $1 million grant to the Georgia Tech Research Corporation by the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE). “The conventional process of converting natural gas to electricity has several drawbacks. Intermediate-temperature fuel cells (ITFCs) have potential to be twice as efficient as today's gas-fired and coal-fired power plants, potentially reducing CO2 emission by 50%,” Meilin Liu, lead researcher on the project told Gas to Power Journal.
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