Colorado Fuel Cell Center partners with Mines’ multicultural engineering program

The Colorado Fuel Cell Center is hosting a number of undergraduate and graduate students through a partnership with Mines’ Multicultural Engineering Program. The team of students is commissioning a fuel processor to convert municipal natural gas into H2 and CO, a composition known as “syngas.” This syngas is then fed as fuel to solid-oxide fuel cells for subsequent electrochemical conversion into H2O, CO2 and electricity. The team is assembling an autothermal fuel reformer to execute the conversion process. The reformer is supplied by Precision Combustion Inc.

The team is supported through an award to Mines’ Multicultural Engineering Program. Led by MEP Director Andrea Salazar Morgan, the program targets under-represented groups, and supports their efforts to become engaged in the CSM research mission at the undergraduate level.