Energy analysis of a cogeneration system based on molten carbonate fuel cell

D. Chianese, V. Cigolotti, M. Minutillo, E. Graditi, E. Jannelli

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Abstract

In recent years, countries around the world are trying to use high efficiency plants to produce energy with low fuel consumption and consequently low operation costs. The molten carbonate fuel cell (MCFC) power plant is an emerging high efficiency, ultra-clean power generator utilizing a variety of gaseous, liquid and solid carbonaceous fuels for commercial and industrial applications with an electrical efficiency exceeding 45%. Therefore, the high temperature of the exhaust gas exiting from cathode side makes MCFC suited for co-generation. The cogeneration system includes processes of production of combined heating and power (CHP) from a single fuel source. This combined solution allows high levels of overall energy efficiency, lower emissions and security of supply. As well as, this solution privileges the reduction of CO2 emission compared with traditional systems. In this study, either energy or economic (SPB, VAN, TIR) analysis of a co-generation plant based on MCFC technology fed with natural gas is conducted.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event6th European Fuel Cell Technology and Applications Conference - Piero Lunghi Conference, EFC 2015 - Naples, Italy
Duration: 1 Jan 2015 → …

Conference

Conference6th European Fuel Cell Technology and Applications Conference - Piero Lunghi Conference, EFC 2015
CountryItaly
CityNaples
Period1/1/15 → …

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Chianese, D., Cigolotti, V., Minutillo, M., Graditi, E., & Jannelli, E. (2015). Energy analysis of a cogeneration system based on molten carbonate fuel cell. Paper presented at 6th European Fuel Cell Technology and Applications Conference - Piero Lunghi Conference, EFC 2015, Naples, Italy.