BlockCell

Clean Technology Especially Suited for Applications with Varying Load Scenarios

Functionality
© Fraunhofer IMM
Functionality
Fuel processor system
© Fraunhofer IMM
Fuel processor system
  • Avoidance of pollutants such as nitrogen oxides by catalytic processes and sulfur compounds by adsorption
  • High overall efficiency of the CHP unit > 95%; electrical efficiency 35% (conventional technology based on combustion engines reaches 70-95% at its optimum operating point, respectively 32-34% - even when operated using hydrogen)
  • Reduced load sensitivity of the system efficiency compared to combustion engines
  • Increase of fuel cell efficiency in partial load (60% at 20% load, compared to 50% at full load)
  • Compact and highly efficient due to the application of catalyst micro channel plate heat exchanger technology
  • Highly dynamic operation possible by heat integration; optimum use of mass and heat flows
  • Low maintenance requirements due to an extensive avoiding of movable parts
  • PEM fuel cell technology was chosen due to its high reliability and durability