Biofuels as Fuels for High Temperature Fuel Cells

  • Jaroslaw Milewski Warsaw University of Technology
  • Janusz Lewandoski


Based on mathematical modeling and numerical simulations, influences of various biofuels on high temperaturefuel cell performance are presented.Governing equations of high temperature fuel cell modeling are given. Adequate simulators of both SOFCand MCFC have been done and described. Performances of these fuel cells with dierent biofuels are shown.Some characteristics are given and described. Advantages and disadvantages of various biofuels from systemperformance point of view are pointed out.An analysis of various biofuels as fuels for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) and Molten Carbonate Fuel Cell(MCFC) is presented. The results are compared with Natural Gas (NG) as a reference fuel. The biofuelsare characterized by both lower eciency and lower fuel utilization factors in comparison with NG. Thepresented results are based on a 0D mathematical model in design point calculation. The governing equationsof the model are presented.

Author Biography

Jaroslaw Milewski, Warsaw University of Technology
How to Cite
MILEWSKI, Jaroslaw; LEWANDOSKI, Janusz. Biofuels as Fuels for High Temperature Fuel Cells. Journal of Power Technologies, [S.l.], v. 93, n. 5, p. 347--353, dec. 2013. ISSN 2083-4195. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 05 aug. 2021.
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