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high temperature fuel cell

In contrast to low-temperature fuel cells

, high-temperature fuel cells operate at working temperatures of 600 °C to 1,000 °C.

The different fuel cells and their characteristics

The different fuel cells and their characteristics

High-temperature fuel cells are suitable for stationary use in buildings. Since they generate electrical and thermal energy, the waste heat can be used for heating purposes or for combined heat and power generation. High-temperature fuel cells have a catalyst made of simple metal and can also be operated with natural gas. They are therefore less expensive and have a better energy utilization. Their efficiency

isover 60 % and thus far above that of low-temperature fuel cells, which is around 50 %.

High-temperature fuel cells include the molten carbonate fuel cell (MCFC), the solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) and the solid oxide fuel cell.

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Updated at: 04.03.2021
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