Submitted by: Schmack Biogas AG
Implemented country: Germany
Title: It's a biogas for fuel
In 2002 the Schmack Biogas AG started an 800,000 Euro project in cooperation with MTU CFC Solutions GmbH and E.ON Energie AG. Focus point was to create an effective cleaning method for agricultural biogas for the application in fuel cells. As a result of the Schmack Biogas AG efforts a process, using a combination of different procedures, for achieving a sufficient purification at lower expenses was discovered. The gas is transformed directly inside the fuel cell so an additional trans-former isn't necessary. An efficiency of 50% can be reached by the use of such high temperature fuel cells.