PhD Talks: Low emission power generation for marine power plants

Berend van Veldhuizen

The marine industry has a significant contribution to GHG, NOx and SOx emissions and upcoming IMO regulations increase the need for low emission power generation on ships. Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) are considered as a promising option for marine power plants because they convert fuel at high efficiency and low emissions while also offering fuel flexibility. The latter is important since it is unclear which alternative fuel will be widely available in the future. To select an alternative fuel it would be necessary to know how the different fuels perform for a marine SOFC power plant. This research evaluates the performance of marine SOFC power plants for several alternative fuels and indicates its potential to reduce emissions.

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