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Holistic integration of mcfc technology towards a most effective systems compound using biogas as a renewable source of energy ('EFFECTIVE')

Objective

The Molten Carbonate Fuel Cell technology (MCFC) was developed with natural gas. The technical risks are still high even for natural gas as fuel. The MCFC-technology is feasible for Biogas as a fuel but needs significant RTD. Biogas as fuel to the known CHP's has been proven in the recent 10 years. However, electricity production out of Biogas is limited to low efficiency and with heat that in most cases can't be used in a reasonable way. MCFC enable the production of electricity, reducing the heat production (which is then valuable high temperature heat) to a minimum. MCFC using Biogas as fuel is a novel and innovative approach that has never before been taken into consideration. The MCFC's are most suited for using Biogas as fuel, and a Pre-Processing Unit will have to guarantee the gas standards for the MCFC. Because of the potential for MCFC/Biogas plants, the project will also focus on the integration of MCFC/Biogas plants in ES and SK. An experimental prototype will be installed in AT.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

PROFACTOR PRODUKTIONSFORSCHUNGS GMBH
Address
Im Stadtgut A2
4407 Steyr
Austria

Participants (9)

CAND AGRO MOGENS HEDEGAARD
Denmark
Address
Lundergaardsvej 105
9490 Pandrup
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS
Spain
Address
22,Avenida Complutense 22
28040 Madrid
ENERGIEINSTITUT
Austria
Address
Schererstrasse 18
4020 Linz
LINZ STROM GMBH
Austria
Address
Nebingerstrasse 4
4020 Linz
MTU CFC SOLUTIONS GMBH
Germany
Address
Maybachplatz, 1
88045 Friedrichshafen
SEABORNE ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LABORATORY GESELLSCHAFT FUER UMWELTTECHNIK MBH
Germany
Address
Mooshoerner Weg
24811 Owschlag
SLOVENSKA POL'NOHOSPODARSKA UNIVERSITA V NITRE
Slovakia
Address
Tr. A. Hlinku 2
94976 Nitra
STUDIA-SCHLIERBACH STUDIENGRUPPE FUER INTERNATIONALE ANALYSEN
Austria
Address
57,Schlierbach 57
4553 Schlierbach
URBASER S.A.
Spain
Address
Avenida De Tenerife 4-6
28700 San Sebastian Los Reyes