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Download Performance and Cost of a Natural Gas Fuel Cell Plant with Complete Internal Reforming
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Date: 11/27/2013
Type: Report
Status: Active
NETL Contact: Gregory Hackett
Technology Focus Area(s): Carbon Capture; Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
Analysis Focus Area(s): NG-based Power Plants
Author(s): Arun Iyengar (Booz Allen Hamilton); Dale Keairns (Booz Allen Hamilton); Mark Woods (Booz Allen Hamilton); Richard Newby (Booz Allen Hamilton)

Product Description
The performance and cost of a natural gas fueled, fuel cell (NGFC) power system with complete internal reformation (IR) is presented in this report. The report presents an update to a previous NGFC Pathway Study that includes carbon capture and storage (2011). IR utilizes heat generated in the fuel cell stack directly for the endothermic reformation reaction, improving system efficiency. NGFC systems with complete IR form the ultimate embodiment of the current fuel cell technology development program at the National Energy Technology Laboratory, which is consistent with the commercialization strategies being pursued in the stationary power generation sector.