The SOFC600 project will be concluded end of February 2010. For presenting the results of the project to the SOFC interested community, we are organizing a mini-conference. The event will take place on 18 February in Brussels. The exact meeting location as well as the detailed agenda still has to be determined. The starting time of the event will be 10:00 and closure will be approximately 15:30. We will inform you about further and final details as soon as possible. In advance of these we already want to invite you or another representative(s) of your organization for attending this mini-conference. We hope we can welcome you. For your or your colleague’s registration, please send an email to Annelies Jansen and Bert Rietveld. You can also contact Bert Rietveld in case you need additional details. Below you find a short description of the project.

Bert Rietveld
Coordinator SOFC600

Telephone +31 653 292 766

Annelies Jansen
Secretary Hydrogen & Clean Fossil Fuels

Telephone +31 224 56 4573

Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) SOFC600 is an Integrated Project funded by the European Commission in the Sixth Framework Programme. The objective of the project is the specification of stack components for the operation of SOFC systems at 600oC. Reducing the operating temperature to this level will have a large impact on lifetime and costs of SOFC system, thereby facilitating the commercial introduction of clean and efficient SOFC technology for combined heat and power generation in society, as well as auxiliary power for transport applications. The emphasis of the project is on the basic research and development of materials, components and processes for producing advanced stack components at low costs. The major components that the project addresses are anodes, cathodes and electrolytes, as well as the integration of these components into cells. Additionally, combinations of interconnect steels and coatings, as well as sealing options are developed.