Sep 03 2008
U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Department of Energy will release $419,952 to Auburn University to study materials used to improve the performance of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs).
“As our country works to end its dependence on foreign oil, research into alternative fuels becomes more critical,” said Shelby. “Auburn University is partnering with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to study materials that will improve the performance of SOFCs, which are crucial as we attempt to use a wide variety of fuels, including hydrogen, methane, diesel, gasified coal and renewable biofuels to supplement the use of oil. This energy research conducted at Auburn reinforces the University’s stellar research capabilities and reputation.”