High-temperature fuel cell plants and applications

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Colleges, School and Institutes

External organisations

  • ENEA
  • Department of Chemical Engineering
  • ENEA-Italian National Agency for New Technologies
  • Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, C.R. Portici
  • Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ)
  • Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development
  • C.R. Casaccia
  • Bandung Institute of Technology


High-temperature fuel cells (HTFCs) have real and imminent potential for implementation of clean, high-efficiency conversion of renewable and wastederived fuels. Thanks to their capability to operate relatively easily on hydrocarbon- based fuels, and to their increased durability and higher tolerance to inevitable contaminants in the alternative fuels utilized, these integrated solutions are constantly spreading world-wide. The modular build-up of HTFCs makes them adamantly suitable to a decentralised energy infrastructure, which relieves dependencies on primary energy carrier imports and encourages local productivity. In the transitional phase from fossil to renewable fuels, utilization of natural gas in HTFCs allows for the immediate implementation in the established grid infrastructure, reduces CO2 emissions and accelerates the development to full maturity necessary for large-scale market penetration.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGreen Energy and Technology
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012

Publication series

NameGreen Energy and Technology
ISSN (Print)18653529
ISSN (Electronic)18653537