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Hybrid fuel cell combining direct carbon conversion and high temperature H2 fuel cells

United States Patent Application

20060057443
A1
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A hybrid power generation system for generating electrical power from a hydrocarbonaceous fuel comprising a pyrolysis unit for pyrolyzing the hydrocarbonaceous fuel to form carbon and hydrogen, a direct conversion fuel cell for converting said carbon into electrical power, and a solid oxide fuel cell for converting said hydrogen into electrical power. Electrical power is generated from a hydrocarbonaceous fuel by pyrolyzing the hydrocarbonaceous fuel to form carbon and hydrogen, introducing the carbon into a direct conversion fuel cell for producing electrical power, and introducing the hydrogen into a solid oxide fuel cell for producing electrical power.
Cooper, John F. (Oakland, CA)
The Regents of the University of California
10/ 942,537
September 15, 2004
[0001] The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48 between the United States Department of Energy and the University of California for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.