Biogas production from local biomass feedstock in the Mekong Delta and its utilization for a direct internal reforming solid oxide fuel cell

Yusuke Shiratori, Takeo Yamakawa, Mio Sakamoto, Hinomi Yoshida, Takuya Kitaoka, Quang Tuyen Tran, Duc Chanh Tin Doan, Mau Chien Dang

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Abstract

Fuel-flexible solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technologies are presently under study in a Vietnam-Japan international joint research project. The purpose of this project is to develop and demonstrate an SOFC-incorporated energy circulation system for the sustainable development of the Mekong Delta region. Lab-scale methane fermentation experiments in this study with a mixture of biomass feedstock collected in the Mekong Delta (shrimp pond sludge, bagasse, and molasses from sugar production) recorded biogas production yield over 400 L kgVS-1 with H2S concentration below 50 ppm level. This real biogas was directly supplied to an SOFC without any fuel processing such as desulfurization, methane enrichment and pre-reforming, and stable power generation was achieved by applying paper-structured catalyst (PSC) technology.

Original languageEnglish
Article number25
JournalFrontiers in Environmental Science
Volume5
Issue numberMAY
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 26 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)

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