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There is an increasing focus on producing hydrogen and synthesis gas as alternative energy carriers primarily due to limited fossil fuel sources and environmental issues. Example methods of syngas production involve steam reforming or partial oxidation of either natural gas (NG), and co-electrolysis of steam and carbon dioxide using solid oxide electrolysis cells (SOECs). Among these methods, syngas and hydrogen production through SOECs and power from renewable energy resources is an efficient pathway with several significant advantages such as fuel flexibility, low emissions, and large-scale production.

Given their relative technological infancy, understanding the intricate reactions and transport processes within SOECs and enhancing the material properties are necessary to advance the technology and establish the optimum operating conditions for eventual cost-effective design. The following describes potential approaches that can be applied to advance the technology:

1. Improving the performance of SOECs through developing new materials or enhancing the existing technologies
2. Predicting and improving the performance of SOECs under various operating conditions such as high CO2 concentration
3. Predicting the degradation of SOECs through computational or measurement techniques.
4. Advanced technologies to reduce degradation of SOECs
5. Optimizing the operation of SOECs

Types of manuscripts are short communications, research papers, full-length and mini review articles.

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There is an increasing focus on producing hydrogen and synthesis gas as alternative energy carriers primarily due to limited fossil fuel sources and environmental issues. Example methods of syngas production involve steam reforming or partial oxidation of either natural gas (NG), and co-electrolysis of steam and carbon dioxide using solid oxide electrolysis cells (SOECs). Among these methods, syngas and hydrogen production through SOECs and power from renewable energy resources is an efficient pathway with several significant advantages such as fuel flexibility, low emissions, and large-scale production.

Given their relative technological infancy, understanding the intricate reactions and transport processes within SOECs and enhancing the material properties are necessary to advance the technology and establish the optimum operating conditions for eventual cost-effective design. The following describes potential approaches that can be applied to advance the technology:

1. Improving the performance of SOECs through developing new materials or enhancing the existing technologies
2. Predicting and improving the performance of SOECs under various operating conditions such as high CO2 concentration
3. Predicting the degradation of SOECs through computational or measurement techniques.
4. Advanced technologies to reduce degradation of SOECs
5. Optimizing the operation of SOECs

Types of manuscripts are short communications, research papers, full-length and mini review articles.

Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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