Green Science Alliance Co., Ltd., the Japanese chemical company that researches and develops highly advanced, cutting edge materials in the field of energy and environmental science, has started custom synthesis and measurement of an electrode and the solid electrolyte of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs).

Fuel cells are being intensively developed because they are a highly efficient power source that can directly change the chemical energy of gases such as hydrogen (H2), into electricity. SOFCs in particular, are said to be a highly efficient electrical power source. Their low carbon dioxide (CO2) emission is an attractive feature in the context of energy savings and sustainability.

The company has been in the business of synthesizing and supplying various types of electrodes and solid electrolytes for SOFCs already, but will now start custom synthesis of those materials and measurement of electrochemical technical data based on customer requests.

Materials can be supplied as powder, printable ink, or pellets for electrode and solid electrolyte. Measurement data will include X-ray diffraction (XRD) patterns, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) images, current–voltage (I–V) curves, impedance measurements, and particle size. Green Science Alliance will also accept requests from customers for measuring other experimental data. In addition, the company will also make small SOFCs and advanced SOFCs that will impart electrical power efficiently, even at low temperatures.

In the near future, Green Science Alliance will work on developing proton conductive fuel cells (PCFC) and SOFCs that utilise ammonia as a fuel source instead of H2.