fuel cell system Articles

  • Biomass-fired fuel cells

    The results are presented of a techno-economic analysis of systems integrating biomass gasification plant with phosphoric acid and molten carbonate fuel cells. The cases studied relate to the generation of electricity at a scale of 500 kWe. At this level, the plant would be suitable for small-scale commercial or industrial application and would allow for the export of surplus electricity. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Fuel Cell Voltage Monitoring Considerations

    Knowing what’s happening inside a fuel cell is a critical function, especially as fuel cells are continuing to be developed. One important aspect of this is to measure the voltageof each cell in a stack. Although this may sound trivial, it can be more complex and more expensive than it may at first appear due to high voltages, high channel counts,communication types, etc. There ...


    By Fuel Cells Etc

  • Influence of nitrogen limitation on performance of a microbial fuel cell

    We describe the operation of a microbial fuel cell (MFC) system operating on a synthetic wastewater (acetic acid), under conditions of increasing nitrogen limitation. Two MFCs were operated under feed conditions which spanned a range of TKN/COD values of 1.6–28 mg/g. Stable operation was observed in all cases, even when no ammoniacal nitrogen was added to the cell. Improved electrochemical ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Minnesota Dairy Runs Hydrogen Fuel Cell on Biogas

    Untitled Document Demonstration project with ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • What Else do I Need for my Fuel Cell?

    So, you have bought a Fuel Cell and are ready to start using it. Or are you? Did you plan on any of the ancillary components you might need? Depending on who you buy the ...


    By Fuel Cells Etc

  • Fuel Cells for Hospitals, Apartments and Small Communities (100+ kW)

    A 400 kW PureCell by UTC Power When it comes to larger fuel cell applications such as hospitals, apartment buildings and small communities there are only so many fuel cell companies ...


    By Fuel Cells Etc

  • A novel stabilisation scheme for hybrid photovoltaic, fuel–cell and diesel gen–set utilisation system

    The paper presents a novel FACTS–based modulated filter compensator scheme for a hybrid renewable photovoltaic–diesel–fuel cell common DC bus interface scheme. The proposed standalone photovoltaic–diesel–fuel system is fully interfaced using the common AC–DC collection bus topology. This allows for full decoupling of AC and DC type green source and ensures full flexibility in controlling the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Exergy analysis of an integrated two–stage biomass gasifier and Solid Oxide Fuel Cell system

    In this study, an exergy analysis is applied to a conceptual integrated two–stage biomass gasifier and Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) system. Several simulations are conducted to assess the effect of some key input parameters on the exergy ratios of the components and the exergy efficiency of the system. The results show that the exergy efficiency of the integrated system varies between 11.6% and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • An experimental investigation of a solar/wind 4 kW micro generation system and T–1000 1.2 kW PEM fuel cell

    Hybrid system inclusive of renewable energy may be a key component for the solution of global warming, poor air quality, economic dependence, reducing–dwindling reserves of fossil fuels and also carbon tax in Australia. Firstly, this paper describes the experimental setup of wind/solar 4 kW micro generation system, examines the energy produced and various readings of monthly, weekly, daily and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A two-stage power electronic interface for fuel cell-based power supply system

    The increasing energy demands, insufficient availability of power generation and increasing global environmental problems, need alternate/green power sources. Among the different green power technologies such as wind power, photovoltaic, gas turbine and fuel cell, the fuel cell-based distributed generation is considered as one of the most promising solutions for stand-alone/grid applications due ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • China must be encouraged to develop hydrogen energy and fuel cell technology using domestic resources

    This paper describes the current situation in China and the reasons for the rapidly increasing consumption of oil and the consequent search for new sources. Some suggestions are made for the rapid development and commercialisation of hydrogen energy systems in China using domestic resources. China could satisfy the energy demand with her domestic resources of renewable energies and depending on ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Exergy analysis of a combined fuel cell and Gas Turbine Power Plant with intercooling and reheating

    This paper presents a comparative exergy study of the performance of various gas turbine power generation plants and a high temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC). The overall system is analysed and its exergy efficiency and exergy destruction are obtained, as well as individual models of each component. The results for selected operating conditions are compared against past literature data. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Aviation fuel cleanliness

    This autumn sees the launch of the second edition of the EI’s handbook, 1550; a title which has become a key industry reference for everyone involved in handling aviation fuel since the first edition was issued in 2007. Martin Hunnybun, EI Technical Team Manager – Fuels & Fuel Handling, describes the new content. With over 20 specified performance parameters, jet fuel is one of ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Design and thermal modeling of a portable fuel fired cylindrical TPV Battery Replacement

    ABSTRACT: A novel portable fliel fired cylindrical themiophotovoltaic batteiy charger is described. It uses an array of GaSb TPV cells along with a novel Omega recuperator design and a novel IR emitter design. Computational fluid dynamic (CFD) calculations are presented for this TPV cylinder design showing the potential for an overall fuel to electricity conversion efficiency of 10.9%. The ...


    By JX Crystals

  • Solar fuels: how planes and cars could be powered by the sun

    Solar energy is the world’s most plentiful and ubiquitous energy source, and researchers around the world are pursuing ways to convert sunlight into a useful form. Most people are aware of solar photovoltaics that generate electricity and solar panels that produce hot water. But there is another thrust of solar research: turning sunlight into liquid fuels. Research in solar-derived liquid ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Dallas Ft Worth Airport, fuel tank farm lagoon liner, Dallas, Texas - Case Study

    When Dallas Fort Worth Airport (DFW) needed to upgrade their fuel tank farm storage facility, the project engineers, Burns & McDonnell Engineering, decided to use the same lagoon liner which they had successfully installed at a similar upgrade project at the SeaTac airport in the Seattle/Tacoma area. The GEOWEB® System including pre-drilled, texturized GEOWEB sections, ATRA clips, tendons ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • For cheaper solar photovoltaic systems

    It is known for several decades, photovoltaic devices that exploit the sun's energy to convert into electricity used to provide a sustainable alternative - and potentially unlimited - the use of fossil fuels. So why these solar technologies have they not been adopted more widely? Simply “because they are too expensive," said Ji-Seon Kim, professor of Solid Physics at Imperial College of ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Micropower system modeling with Homer

    The HOMER Micropower Optimization Model is a computer model developed by the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to assist in the design of micropower systems and to facilitate the comparison of power generation technologies across a wide range of applications. HOMER models a power system's physical behavior and its life-cycle cost, which is the total cost of installing and operating ...


    By HOMER Energy LLC

  • Analysis of availability and accessibility of hydrogen production: An approach to a sustainable energy system using methane hydrate resources

    It is considered that use of hydrogen as an energy source may contribute to environmental improvement and provide an alternative energy system. Moreover, it is anticipated that hydrogen will be in great demand in the near future for use in such vehicles as fuel cell-based cars. Research and development of a number of advanced methods of hydrogen production (OTEC, water photolysis using a ...


    By Springer

  • How Much Does A Solar Panel System Cost To Generate Home Electricity Consumption?

    The how much money does solar panels cost information will guide customers to mitigate their home energy bills? The research on solar panel system to generate solar energy in the form of electricity has been long and arduous. It is only recently that contemporary designs and materials coupled with innovative grid sharing concepts make it possible for everyone. The consumers across ...


    By Solarpanelsxpert

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