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Solid Oxide Fuel Cell

A solid oxide fuel cell is an electrochemical device that produces electrical energy by oxidizing fuel. The system itself consists of a porous anode and cathode that are separated by an ion conductive solid electrolyte. In this device the fuel is oxidized at the anode while the reduction of oxygen takes place at the cathode. These reactions are possible if the electrons participating in this process can move from the anode to cathode but the only way to do that is to use an outer circuit. And that’s where we can harness the electrical energy. In order to gain a better understanding of this sophisticated device, you can watch our short educational video in YouTube;