Fuel cells for power generation and organic waste treatment on the island of Mull

M. Duerr, S. Gair, A.J. Cruden, James Mcdonald, T. Hegarty, M. Chesshire

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Abstract

In-situ use of biomass and organic waste streams have the potential to provide the key to energy self sustainability for islands and remote communities. Traditionally biogas fuels have been used in combustion engines for electric power generation. However, fuel cells offer the prospect of achieving higher generating efficiencies, and additionally, important environmental benefits can be achieved by way of mitigating greenhouse gas emissions, whilst providing a carbon sink. This paper presents the design details of a biogas gas plant and fuel cell installation that will provide a practical solution on an island (and be applicable in other remote and rural areas) where connection to the grid can be expensive, and where biofuels can be produced on site at no significant extra cost.

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Renewable Energy and Power Quality
CountrySpain
CityZaragoza
Period16/03/0518/03/05

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Waste treatment
Biogas
Power generation
Fuel cells
Electric power generation
Gas plants
Gas fuels
Biofuels
Gas emissions
Greenhouse gases
Sustainable development
Biomass
Engines
Carbon
Costs
Plant Cells

Keywords

  • biomass
  • biofuels
  • organic waste
  • reformers
  • fuel cells
  • anaerobic digestion

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Duerr, M., Gair, S., Cruden, A. J., Mcdonald, J., Hegarty, T., & Chesshire, M. (2005). Fuel cells for power generation and organic waste treatment on the island of Mull. Paper presented at International Conference on Renewable Energy and Power Quality, Zaragoza, Spain.
Duerr, M. ; Gair, S. ; Cruden, A.J. ; Mcdonald, James ; Hegarty, T. ; Chesshire, M. / Fuel cells for power generation and organic waste treatment on the island of Mull. Paper presented at International Conference on Renewable Energy and Power Quality, Zaragoza, Spain.
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Duerr, M, Gair, S, Cruden, AJ, Mcdonald, J, Hegarty, T & Chesshire, M 2005, 'Fuel cells for power generation and organic waste treatment on the island of Mull' Paper presented at International Conference on Renewable Energy and Power Quality, Zaragoza, Spain, 16/03/05 - 18/03/05, .

Fuel cells for power generation and organic waste treatment on the island of Mull. / Duerr, M.; Gair, S.; Cruden, A.J.; Mcdonald, James; Hegarty, T.; Chesshire, M.

2005. Paper presented at International Conference on Renewable Energy and Power Quality, Zaragoza, Spain.

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