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Posted: October 29, 2007
Ceramic Fuel Cells Completes Commissioning Of UK Plant
(Nanowerk News) Ceramic Fuel Cells Ltd (ASX:CFU) today announced it had completed the commissioning of its high-quality ceramic powder plant in Bromborough, Merseyside, UK.
The plant has successfully produced yttria stabilised zirconia (YSZ), a highly engineered ceramic powder required in precise formulations and quantities for the manufacture of many types of solid oxide fuel cell.
"The powder's physical properties and consistency, including chemical purity, particle size, size distribution and surface area, determine many of the fuel cells' fundamental operating attributes and the overall performance of the fuel cell stack, including power density, electrical generating efficiency, thermal mechanical properties, geometric tolerances and stack operating life," directors said.
"Advanced ceramic materials such as zirconia have a broad range of current and potential applications.
"They represent an enabling technology for a host of new high-technology applications in the multi-billion dollar advanced ceramics market, from modern microelectronics to superconductors and nanotechnology," they said.