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1. (WO2018202551) FUEL CELL SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A FUEL CELL SYSTEM

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/202551    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2018/060782
Publication Date: Fri Nov 09 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Apr 27 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: H01M 8/0637
H01M 8/0662
H01M 8/04007
Applicants: TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT MÜNCHEN
Inventors: HERRMANN, Stephan
SPLIETHOFF, Hartmut
GADERER, Matthias
Title: FUEL CELL SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A FUEL CELL SYSTEM
Abstract:
The invention relates to a fuel cell system (1) comprising at least one fuel cell (2) arranged for a reformation of a hydrocarbon and a hydrocarbon generation unit (5) connected to an anode outlet (7) of the fuel cell (2) for generating the hydrocarbon from carbon monoxide and hydrogen included in a partially unconverted exhaust stream of the anode outlet (7) of the fuel cell (2), wherein the fuel cell (2) is thermally decoupled from the hydrocarbon generation unit (5) so that the exothermal hydrocarbon generation reaction and the endothermal reformation reaction proceed without one reaction thermally interfering the other.