CellTech Power LLC
|Speaker:||Jeffrey M. Bentley|
|Executive Summary:||CellTech Power LLC is the exclusive developer of the Liquid Tin Anode Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (LTA-SOFC). Our technology replaces the nickel-based anode common to SOFC designs, providing multiple advantages such as lowering the costs and extending the market reach of fuel cells. CellTech is the only company to successfully demonstrate a fuel cell operating directly on JP-8, the primary fuel used by the US military.
CellTech’s technology simplifies the structure of fuel cell systems, increasing their versatility while reducing materials costs. Our liquid tin fuel cells produce electricity from fuels such as coal, diesel, biomass and JP-8 without fuel processing. By eliminating the reformer and sulfur removal processes necessary for conventional SOFC and PEM fuel cells, CellTech’s technology reduces the complexity of the balance of plant, which can represent 65% of the total system cost. Additionally, the liquid tin anode stores chemical energy, which can be used to generate additional internal power. This reduces the complexity of the plant control systems and can eliminate the need for battery hybridization typical of conventional fuel cell systems. |