EFCF 2022 - Comparative Thermodynamic Analysis of Marine SOFC System for Alternative Fuels

Berend van Veldhuizen from Delft University of Technology (TUD) will present a part of the Nautilus project at EFCF 2022 conference that will be held in Lucerne in Switzerland on 5th – 8th July 2022.

His presentation on 6th July at Stack & System Modelling session (session B08) will focus on Comparative thermodynamic analysis of marine SOFC system for alternative fuels.

SOFCs are appealing for marine industry not only because of the reduced emission, but also for its high efficiency and fuel flexibility. The fuel flexibility is important since it is unclear which alternative fuel will be widely available in the future, and hydrogen as an alternative fuel is deemed unfeasible for long transits.

The presentation given by Berend van Veldhuizen will compare the potential electrical and heat efficiency of SOFC systems for five different fuels. These fuels were previously identified as the most promising for a marine application in combination with SOFC system as a part of large-scale marine power plant - methane, methanol, diesel, ammonia, and hydrogen. As an entire system is designed including storage, fuel processing, and heat regeneration within the NAUTILUS project, the overall performance is systematically compared for the five above mentioned different fuels.

If you are interested in detail, please register on the NATUILUS workshop “Potential and challenges of innovative power systems and synthetic fuels for emission reduction in waterborne transport” that will one of special events at the EFCF conference on the 5th July 2022 (13.30 -17.00). You can accede the workshop in Lucerne in person or on-line via Zoom.

!!!! REGISTRATION via Eventbrite up to Sunday 3th July, 11.00 PM !!!!

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About the EFCF conference

The 15th EUROPEAN SOFC & SOE FORUM 2022 addresses issues of science, engineering, materials, systems, applications and markets for all types of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC), Solid Oxide Electrolysers (SOE) and Solid Oxide Electrochemical Reactors. Additionally, the more and more established issue of CO2 emission reduction and reuse is addressed as well.

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