Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) have the capability to use hydrocarbon fuels and the potential to offer high efficiency and reliable power to many end users. Propane is a popular and readily available commercial fuel for a wide range of portable applications. This paper discusses various aspects of several propane-fueled and thermally self-sustained SOFC portable power systems, such as startup and shutdown characteristics, thermal cycling, load cycling, power output stability, effects of environmental temperatures and humidity on performance, and durability.
Du, Yanhai; Cui, Daan; Reifsnider, Kenneth (2011). Characterization of Propane-Fueled SOFC Portable Power Systems. ECS Transactions 35 167-178. doi: 10.1149/1.3569991. Retrieved from https://oaks.kent.edu/article/characterization-propane-fueled-sofc-portable-power-systems