Development of reformed ethanol fuel cell system for backup and off-grid applications: System design and integration

Pauli Koski, Valtteri Pulkkinen, Sonja Auvinen, Jari Ihonen, Henri Karimäki, Timo Keränen, Agnes Rydén, Thomas Tineglöf, Stefano Limonta, Diego Croci, Paolo Fracas, Martin Wichert, Gunther Kolb, Roberto Magalhaes, Frederico Relvas, Marta Boaventura, Adelio Mendes

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    Abstract

    This work presents a crude bioethanol fueled integrated power system for backup and off-grid applications. The system is based on ethanol steam reformation to hydrogen that is used in polymer electrolyte fuel cells to produce electricity. We introduce the system design and overall system specifications, and report the experimental process of defining specifications for the produced hydrogen quality, a key variable affecting the final system cost, efficiency and durability. Results from development of individual subsystems are also presented together with discussion on the complete system integration.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of INTELEC 2016
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event38th IEEE International Telecommunications Energy Conference, INTELEC 2016 - Austin, United States
    Duration: 23 Oct 201627 Oct 2016

    Conference

    Conference38th IEEE International Telecommunications Energy Conference, INTELEC 2016
    Abbreviated titleINTELEC 2016
    CountryUnited States
    CityAustin
    Period23/10/1627/10/16

    Keywords

    • Batteries
    • Chemical engineering
    • Distributed power generation
    • Energy conversion
    • Ethanol
    • Fuel cells
    • Fuel processing industries
    • Hybrid power systems
    • Hydrogen
    • Research and development
    • Telecommunication network reliability

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    Koski, P., Pulkkinen, V., Auvinen, S., Ihonen, J., Karimäki, H., Keränen, T., Rydén, A., Tineglöf, T., Limonta, S., Croci, D., Fracas, P., Wichert, M., Kolb, G., Magalhaes, R., Relvas, F., Boaventura, M., & Mendes, A. (2016). Development of reformed ethanol fuel cell system for backup and off-grid applications: System design and integration. In Proceedings of INTELEC 2016 [Article number 7749097] https://doi.org/10.1109/INTLEC.2016.7749097