Direct bioethanol fuel cells

V. Cigolotti, H. Devianto, S. McPhail, A. Moreno

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Biomass can be stored and converted into any form of energy. Hydrogen is a 'clean' energy source: its combustion produces only water and energy. A new, eco-friendly reservoir of hydrogen is required to achieve clean and sustainable energy production. Ethanol is a suitable biofuel in this respect, being easy to produce and safe to handle, transport and store. Bioethanol plays an important role as a promising renewable energy source due to its useful properties; it can also be converted to hydrogen-rich gas through a simple reforming process, and is potentially ideal for molten carbonate fuel cells (MCFCs). © 2014 Woodhead Publishing Limited All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMembranes for Clean and Renewable Power Applications
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy(all)

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Cigolotti, V., Devianto, H., McPhail, S., & Moreno, A. (2013). Direct bioethanol fuel cells. In Membranes for Clean and Renewable Power Applications Elsevier Ltd.