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Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Lifetime and Reliability Conference

Critical Challenges in Fuel Cells

27 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017

Tucson, Arizona, USA

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Synopsis

Lifetime and reliability are both critical issues facing the continued development and commercialisation of solid oxide fuel cell technology, if it is to deliver on its promise for high efficiency power generation.  This conference will bring together the leading developers of SOFC technology, with the leading researchers in academic and national laboratories, to present and discuss the latest data and findings in this important, but often neglected area.  The conference will address the following key themes:

  • State of the art in SOFC development and application - with a focus on lifetime and reliability
  • Current understanding related to the durability and reliability of engineering ceramics and related materials
  • Advanced characterisation tools and models to understand lifetime and reliability
  • Understanding factors impacting the durability of SOFC anodes, electrolytes, cathodes and interconnects
  • Lifetime and reliability – from materials to stacks
  • Lifetime and reliability of SOFC systems, including balance of plant

Target Audience

- SOFC Developers
- SOFC Researchers
- Researchers interested in the engineering application of ceramic materials

It is expected that all attendees will have a background in the range of technical disciplines relevant to the field.  They will be either professional researchers or engineers in academic, industry or government labs, or be studying for a PhD in areas relevant to the topic.

Plenary Speakers

Edgar Lara Curzio (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
THE IMPLICATIONS OF CREEP DEFORMATION OF ANODES ON THE DURABILITY AND RELIABILITY OF SOLID-OXIDE FUEL CELLS
Jeff Stevenson (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)
SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELL DEVELOPMENT AT PACIFIC NORTHWEST NATIONAL LABORATORY
Shailesh Vora (U.S. Department of Energy)
André Weber (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
UNDERSTANDING SOFC LIFETIME AND RELIABILITY - AN IMPEDANCE ANALYSIS APPROACH
Harumi Yokokawa
(AIST)
TEN YEAR EFFORTS OF NEDO PROJECTS ON SOFC DURABILITY; ACHIEVEMENTS AND FUTURE ISSUES

Invited Speakers

Gerry Agnew (Rolls-Royce Fuel Cell Systems)
Koorosh R Araghi (NASA Johnson Space Center)
Joongmyeon Bae (KAIST)
DEVELOPMENT OF HEAVY HYDROCARBON REFORMING AND SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELLS
Scott Barnett (Northwestern University)
ACCELERATED LIFE TESTING AND MODELING OF SOFC ELECTRODE DEGRADATION MECHANISMS
Qingping Fang (Forschungszentrum Jülich)
SOC STACK PERFORMANCE AND DEGRADATION STUDIES AT FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JÜLICH
Minfang Han (Tsinghua University)
Brian Koeppe (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)
Joshua Mermelstein (Boeing)
FIELD DEMONSTRATION OF A REVERSIBLE SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELL AND HIGH TEMPERATURE ELECTROLYSIS SYSTEM
Subhasish Mukerjee (Ceres Power)
LIFE AND RELIABILITY OF SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELL BASED PRODUCTS: A REVIEW
Enrique Ruiz Trejo (Imperial College London)
A WORKING HYPOTHESIS ON THE DEGRADATION OF NANOSTRUCTURED SOLID OXIDE FUEL ANODES: THE FRACTAL NATURE OF THE THREE-PHASE BOUNDARY
Josef Schefold (European Institute for Energy Research)
Stephen Skinner (Imperial College London)
Robert Walker (Montana State University)
ENHANCING SOFC ANODE REILIENCE THROUGH 2˚ PHASE FORMATION
Tony Wood (FuelCell Energy)
THE IMPACT OF REDOX CYCLING ON SOFC LIFETIME
Xiao-Dong Zhou (University of South Carolina)
UNRAVELLING THE MYSTERY OF INTERLAYERS AND THEIR ROLE ON SOFC DURABILITY 

 

Sponsors

Prices

All registration fees include 3 nights accommodation and meals during the conference period. Exact inclusions are detailed below.

Early Bird Full
Price
Additional
Adult
Additional
Child
Extra Night
Adult
Extra Night
Child
Academic $1,732.00 $1,832.00 $690.00 $225.00 $176.00 Free
Industry $1,732.00 $1,832.00 $690.00 $225.00 $176.00 Free
Student $1,467.00 $1,567.00 $690.00 $225.00 $176.00 Free

Additional night prices are per person, per night. Accompanying persons are not permitted access to the conference.

What's Included in our Registration Fees?

Our registration fees are inclusive of the following during the conference period only:

- Conference registration
- 3 Nights’ fixed accommodation (27, 28 and 29 September) on a single basis for academics and industry, on a shared basis for students
- Buffet Breakfast with a selection of hot beverages and fresh juices
- 3 Course Buffet Lunch with a selection of hot beverages and soft drinks
- 3 Course Buffet Dinner with one glass of wine or bottled beer and a selection of soft drinks
- Gala Night entry (includes complimentary drink tickets)
- Complimentary WIFI in both conference rooms and your guest room 

What's Included in our Accompanying Adult Fees?

Our accompanying adult fees are inclusive of the following during the conference period only:

- 3 Nights’ fixed accommodation (27, 28 and 29 September) on a shared basis with a conference participant
- Buffet Breakfast with a selection of hot beverages and fresh juices
- 3 Course Buffet Lunch with a selection of hot beverages and soft drinks
- 3 Course Buffet Dinner with one glass of wine or bottled beer and a selection of soft drinks
- Gala Night entry (includes complimentary drink tickets)
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room 

Important Note: Accompanying persons are not permitted access to the conference.

What's Included in our Accompanying Child Fees?

Our accompanying child fees are inclusive of the following during the conference period only:

- 3 Nights’ fixed accommodation (27, 28 and 29 September) on a shared basis with the parent/s
- Buffet Breakfast with a selection of hot beverages and fresh juices
- 3 Course Buffet Lunch with a selection of hot beverages and soft drinks
- 3 Course Buffet Dinner with a selection of soft drinks
- Gala Night entry (includes complimentary drink tickets)
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room 

Important Note: Accompanying child fees are applicable for children aged 5-12 years. Children aged 13 years and older are classified as an adult at this venue (Hilton Tucson El Conquistador). If you require an additional bed, please note a charge of $25.00 per night will apply for a roll out bed.

What's Included in our Extra Night Fees?

Additional nights are inclusive of one night’s accommodation and buffet breakfast only (applicable for adults and children aged 5 years or younger). Children aged 6 years or older will be charged on consumption for breakfast. 

Speakers

Plenary Speakers

  • Harumi Yokokawa
    Harumi Yokokawa
    The University of Tokyo, Institute of Industrial Science
  • Andre Weber
    Andre Weber
    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
  • Jeff Stevenson
    Jeff Stevenson
    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Edgar Lara-Curzio
    Edgar Lara-Curzio
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Invited Speakers

  • Anthony Wood
    Anthony Wood
    Fuel Cell Energy
  • Gerry Agnew
    Gerry Agnew
    Rolls-Royce Fuel Cell Systems
  • Scott Barnett
    Scott Barnett
    Northwestern Univ
  • Qingping Fang
    Qingping Fang
    Forschungszentrum Juelich
  • Joshua Mermelstein
    Joshua Mermelstein
    The Boeing Company
  • Enrique Ruiz-Trejo
    Enrique Ruiz-Trejo
    Imperial College London
  • Stephen Skinner
    Stephen Skinner
    Imperial College London
  • Koorosh Araghi
    Koorosh Araghi
    NASA Johnson Space Center
  • Subhasish Mukerjee
    Subhasish Mukerjee
    Ceres Power Limited
  • Joongmyeon Bae
    Joongmyeon Bae
    KAIST
  • Robert Walker
    Robert Walker
    Montana State University

Programme

TBC

Sponsors

Sponsor this conference

Venue

Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort

Tucson, Arizona, USA

Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort

Venue Rating
4 Stars
Currency
US Dollar (USD)
Nearest Airport
Tucson International Airport

Hotel Details

Discover an oasis in the desert at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort. Located on over 500 acres in the shadows of the magnificent Pusch Ridge in Tucson, Arizona, the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort offers some of the most pristine desert and mountain vistas in the Southwest. Nestled at the base of the breathtaking Santa Catalina mountains and surrounded by acres of high Sonoran Desert terrain, the resort offers an opportunity for guests to experience world-class resort amenities in a truly spectacular setting.

The Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort are winners of the 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. This certificate is awarded to establishments that achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site.

Throughout your stay you will enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. During each meal delegates are entitled to a choice of hot beverages and soft drinks plus one house wine or bottled beer during dinner. The themed Gala Night takes place on the third evening of the conference with a mouth-watering feast exclusively designed by the head chef and a live band. Complimentary drink tickets will be handed out upon arrival. We welcome all delegates and their accompanying persons to the Gala Night – a truly fun filled night not to be missed!

Hotel Facilities Include:

- Automated Teller (ATM)
- Baggage Storage
- Coin Laundry
- Concierge Desk
- Gift Shop
- Guest Activity/Recreation Desk
- Laundry/Valet Service
- Luggage Hold
- Room Service
- Spa Services
- Basketball
- Bicycle Rental
- Driving Range
- Fitness Room
- Golf Course (45 holes)
- Hiking Trail
- Jogging Track
- 4 Swimming Pools
- Putting Green
- 31 Tennis Court
- Walking Track
- Walking Trail

Location

Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort

Tucson, Arizona, USA

Venue Rating
4 Stars
Currency
US Dollar (USD)
Nearest Airport
Tucson International Airport

Location Details

Arizona is the sixth largest state in the United States surrounded by truly breath taking views of mountains, valleys, high plateaus, narrow canyons and colourful stretches of the desert. The constant warm arid temperatures and clear starry night skies add to the beauty of this wonderful location. Arizona is home to the majestic Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. This famous and inspiring landmark can be incorporated into a day trip as an extension of the conference allowing our delegates to experience an unforgettable adventure!

Tucson is the second largest city in Arizona and the county seat of Pima County, Tucson neighbors the towns of Marana, Oro Valley, Catalina, South Tucson (an independent municipality in the heart of the city), Sahuarita, Vail, and Green Valley.  Tucson attracts nearly 7 million visitors a year; a place known for outstanding hiking and outdoor adventures, rich cultural traditions, a vibrant arts scene, world-class golf and great dining; and a thriving desert home to more than 1 million residents.

Transport

Tucson International Airport (TIA)

Distance from Hilton Tucson: 30minutes (22.2 miles)

Six airlines currently serve TIA providing nonstop service to 15 destinations with connections worldwide. TIA airlines offer over 55 daily departing flights. Please see below for more information.

Airline Code Nonstop Destinations
Alaska Airlines AS Portland, Seattle/Tacoma
American AA Chicago O'Hare, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Los Angeles
Delta DL Atlanta, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City
Southwest  WN Chicago Midway, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Diego 
United UA Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco
US Airways US  Phoenix


For further information regarding Tucson International Airport, including direct and connecting flight paths, please visit their website: http://www.flytucson.com/

 

Activities

To be announced shortly.

Group Activities

To be announced. 

Oral Presenters

Talk Deadline: 01 Jun 2017

We have a number of oral opportunities available at this meeting. To be considered for a talk, please register for the conference and you will be able to submit your abstract online and monitor the status of your abstract through your Fusion account. Please use the abstract template provided and ensure your abstract is no longer than one page in length. Any abstracts exceeding this size may be cut short during print.

Please take note of the oral submission deadline: 01 June 2017.

Please check the conference programme carefully to note your presentation time (inclusive of Q&A) should you be accepted for an oral presentation. We recommend you check our website regularly as the conference approaches. Regular programme updates will be released under the ‘Programme’ tab on the conference page.

Your Presentation on the Day

If you have prepared some slides to accompanying your talk please ensure you bring these with you on a USB or portable file saving device.

For those presenting on the first day, please email your slides to us so we can have everything prepared and ready for the first session. Please email your slides to: admin@fusion-conferences.com

On the day of your presentation please make yourself known to the AV team who will be available in the conference room. If you have any animations or videos we do advise to run through the presentation with the AV tech to make sure everything is compatible. We also advise that all speakers make themselves known to the AV tech in the conference room immediately before your session beings. The AV tech will apply your microphone and provide a laser pointer should you have an accompanying presentation. We prefer speakers to use our master laptop to run presentations from, however, if you prefer to use your own laptop, please notify us in advance.

It is important that all speakers adhere to their presentation time and respect their fellow presenters. A visual traffic light aide will be available to warn presenters and the audience as your time decreases.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to approach our AV tech or a member of the Fusion team.

Helpful Tips for Presentation Slides

Aspect Ratio: On Screen Show (16:9) and in Landscape Orientation.
Font Size: Minimum font size used should be 24pt. 
File Type: Please safe your presentation in PPT or PPTS format. 
Video Clips: Please save these separately and do not build them into the PowerPoint. Videos will be played via the AV control desk using the master laptop.

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Posters

Poster Deadline: 02 Aug 2017

We have a number of poster opportunities available at this meeting. To be considered for a poster presentation, please register for the conference and you will be able to submit your abstract online and monitor the status of your abstract through your Fusion account. Please use the abstract template provided and ensure your abstract is no longer than one page in length. Any abstracts exceeding this size may be cut short during print.

Please take note of the poster submission deadline: 02 August 2017

Our poster boards can accommodate a maximum poster size of A0 (1189H x 841W mm), portrait in orientation. Posters exceeding this size may not fit on the poster boards provided and therefore we may be unable to display your poster, so please kindly keep to these measurements.

Displaying & Presenting Your Poster

During conference registration if you are presenting a poster please request a poster number from the registration desk. Please do not put up your poster without notifying a member of the Fusion team. Certain adhesive agents are not permitted at some venues therefore; Fusion will be the sole provider of all poster fixings.

You can display your poster from registration. Your poster can remain on display for the entire duration of the conference and we ask that posters are taken down on the final day of the meeting. The poster session is usually scheduled on Day 3, but please check the official programme for exact timings. Refreshments will be provided and the poster prizes will be awarded during the conference Gala Night that evening. 

 

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