Molten Carbonate Fuel Cell as a Reducer of CO\(_2\) Emissions from Gas Turbine Power Plants

  • Jaroslaw MilewskiEmail author
  • Rafal Bernat
  • Janusz Lewandowski
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 229)


A Molten Carbonate Fuel Cell (MCFC) is shown to reduce CO\(_2\) emissions from a Gas Turbine Power Plant (GTPP). The MCFC is placed in the flue gas stream of the gas turbine. The main advantages of this solution are: higher total electricity generated by a hybrid system and reduced CO\(_2\) emissions with power generation efficiency remained the same. The model of the MCFC is given and described. The results obtained show that use of an MCFC could reduce CO\(_2\) emissions by 73.


CO\(_2\) sequestration Emissions Engineering Fuel cells  Gas turbine Modeling Molten carbonate fuel cell  Optimization Power plants 



The results presented in this paper were obtained from research work co-financed by the National Centre of Research and Development in the framework of Contract SP/E/1/67484/10 - Strategic Research Programme - Advanced technologies for energy generation: Development of a technology for highly efficiency zero-emission coal-fired power units integrated with CO2 capture. Special acknowledgments for Prof. Lee Choong Gon from Hanbat National University, South Korea for his help and support with the experimental part of the work done.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jaroslaw Milewski
    • 1
    Email author
  • Rafal Bernat
    • 1
  • Janusz Lewandowski
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Heat EngineeringWarsaw University of TechnologyWarszawaPoland

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