Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorAldrich, Brian
dc.contributor.authorMinott, Stefan
dc.contributor.authorScott, Norman
dc.description.abstractFuel cells that can run on the biogas produced by the anaerobic digestion of dairy manure are not economically feasible at present; however, as fuel cell costs decline, they are projected to become affordable by approximately 2010. Fuel cells are more efficient than diesel engine generators at converting biogas to electricity (40-50% vs. 10- 30%). They also generate more heat. If the heat is recovered for use on the farm, fuel cell efficiencies could be as high as 80-90%, making them potentially more profitable than diesel engine generators. Finally, fuel cells are quieter and emit far fewer greenhouse gases. Biogas must be scrubbed of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) before it can be used by fuel cells.en_US
dc.subjectAnaerobic Digestionen_US
dc.subjectManure Managementen_US
dc.subjectBiogas Usesen_US
dc.subjectFuel Cellsen_US
dc.titleFeasibility of Fuel Cells for Biogas Energy Conversion on Dairy Farmsen_US
dc.typefact sheeten_US

Files in this item


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record