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A solid oxide fuel cell with a nickel-yttria stabilized zirconia cermet anode and a porous lanthanum strontium manganite cathode was used to generate electrical power directly from anaerobic digester gas and commercial diesel steam reformate. A diesel reformer was combined with the solid oxide fuel cell system in a single operating unit to convert diesel to electricity. To model anaerobic digester gas (ADG), a fuel gas mixture was prepared based on analytical data on real ADG from a local water cleaning facility. Electrochemical performance characterization involved power generation across a variety of external loads to characterize open circuit potential, maximum power densities and limiting current densities. The effects of anode poisoning from of sulfur compounds and their removal from the ADG fuel were studied.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSolid Oxide Fuel Cells 12, SOFC XII
Number of pages6
Edition3 PART 3
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Event12th International Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, SOFC-XII - 219th ECS Meeting - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: May 1 2011May 6 2011

Publication series

NameECS Transactions
Number3 PART 3
ISSN (Print)1938-5862
ISSN (Electronic)1938-6737


Other12th International Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, SOFC-XII - 219th ECS Meeting
CityMontreal, QC


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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LaBarbera, M., Fedkin, M. V., Wang, X., Chao, X., Song, C., & Lvov, S. (2011). Solid oxide fuel cell fueled by diesel reformate and anaerobic digester gas. In Solid Oxide Fuel Cells 12, SOFC XII (3 PART 3 ed., pp. 2867-2872). (ECS Transactions; Vol. 35, No. 3 PART 3). https://doi.org/10.1149/1.3570286