Biomass solid oxide fuel cell-microgas turbine hybrid system: Effect of fuel composition

Made Sucipta, Shinji Kimijima, Tae Won Song, Kenjiro Suzuki

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Performance analysis of the solid oxide fuel cell-microgas turbine (SOFC-MGT) hybrid system has been made. We assume a fuel composition that is methane based with varying concentrations of other species that are expected to be present in biomass-derived gas streams in preparation for the study of biomass fueled SOFC-MGT hybrid system. This is based on the fact that the chemical composition of biomass fuel produced from different fuel production processes is diversified, i.e., in one case one chemical species rich in concentration and in another case another chemical species rich. In the analysis, the multistage model for internal reforming SOFC module developed previously with some modification is used. With this model, studies cover not only the performance of the hybrid system but also the spatial distributions of temperature and concentration of some chemical species inside the module, namely, in the cell stack and in the internal reformer.

Original languageEnglish
Article number041006
JournalJournal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Nov 1


  • Biomass fuel
  • Multi-stage model
  • Performance analysis
  • SOFC-MGT hybrid system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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