Integration of fuel cells into combined power cycles

Petar Varbanov, Jiri #x ;#x ;. Klemes, Ferenc Friedler

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Integrated and Combined Cycles (ICC) traditionally involve only gas and steam turbines. This can be broadened to the integration of high-temperature fuel cells (FC) having electrical efficiency up to 40–60 %, compared to 30–35 % for most gas turbines [1]. The previous research on FC hybrids indicates achieving high efficiencies [2] and economic viability [3] is possible. The ICC of various FC types, their performance and the potential for utilisation of renewables are analysed considering also power generation capacity and site integration context. Further research and development with industrial relevance are outlined, giving priority to CO2 emissions reduction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication17th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering
EditorsValentin Plesu, Paul Serban Agachi
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2007

Publication series

NameComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
ISSN (Print)1570-7946



  • CHP
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Heat Integration
  • High-temperature Fuel Cells
  • Integrated and Combined Cycle
  • Power Cycle Integration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Computer Science Applications

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Varbanov, P., Klemes, J. . . ., & Friedler, F. (2007). Integration of fuel cells into combined power cycles. In V. Plesu, & P. S. Agachi (Eds.), 17th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering (pp. 1089-1094). (Computer Aided Chemical Engineering; Vol. 24).