Glycerol as a Bioderived Sustainable Fuel for Solid-Oxide Fuel Cells with Internal Reforming

Authors

  • Jung Yeon Won,

    1. Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering (BK21 Graduate Program) and Center for Ultramicrochemical Process Systems, Program of Energy Science & Engineering (WCU) and Graduate School of EEWS, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 373-1 Guseong-dong, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, 305-701 (Korea), Fax: (+82) 42-350-8890
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  • Heui Jung Sohn,

    1. Fuel Cell Research Center Process Systems, Korea Institute of Energy Research, 102 Gajeong-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, 305-343 (Korea)
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  • Rak Hyun Song Dr.,

    1. Fuel Cell Research Center Process Systems, Korea Institute of Energy Research, 102 Gajeong-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, 305-343 (Korea)
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  • Seong Ihl Woo Prof.

    1. Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering (BK21 Graduate Program) and Center for Ultramicrochemical Process Systems, Program of Energy Science & Engineering (WCU) and Graduate School of EEWS, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 373-1 Guseong-dong, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, 305-701 (Korea), Fax: (+82) 42-350-8890
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Abstract

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Fuel for thought: Glycerol, obtained as a byproduct during the production of biodiesel is an environmentally sustainable fuel. Here it is used as fuel for solid oxide fuel cells. The maximum power density is comparable to that of solid oxide fuel cells that use hydrogen.

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