Post-oxidation / reformer

In the reformer, the fuel (for example green or natural gas) is converted into a hydrogen-rich synthesis gas with water vapour. This synthesis gas is fed into the fuel cell cluster and used there to generate electricity.


As not all the synthesis gas is converted in the fuel cell cluster, post-oxidation of the remaining synthesis gas then takes place. Some of the heat gained here is delivered to the reformer as process heat for production of the synthesis gas to be fed in and some is transferred to the turbine together with the heat from the fuel cell cluster, where it is used as mechanical energy for the compressor drive and for up to 40 kW additional power generation.