In response to a need within the solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) community, the U.S. Fuel Cell Council (USFCC) has launched an effort to develop data reporting guidelines and standardized testing procedures for a range of commonly employed SOFC test configurations. Since not all categories of configurations can be practically considered at the same time, the USFCC's Solid Oxide Focus Group is disseminating an industry-wide "SOFC Testing Procedures Survey" to determine the best approach the USFCC should take in developing these guidelines and procedures. "We anticipate significant participation by the greater SOFC fuel cell community in response to our survey. It is our intention to take the most effective approach in meeting the SOFC community's needs to do this work," said Robert Rose, executive director of the USFCC.
Surveys can be downloaded from http://www.usfcc.com/SOFC-ProtocolSurvey-05-034.doc. The due date for responses to the survey is May 3, 2005.