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JOCET 2017 Vol.5(1): 35-41 ISSN: 1793-821X
DOI: 10.18178/JOCET.2017.5.1.340

Fuel Cell Heating System a Meaningful Alternative to Today’s Heating Systems

Robert Staiger and Adrian Tantau
Abstract—Fuel cell heating FCH) systems are now available mostly from gas appliances manufacturers. After a ten-year test phase, these devices are a considered promising alternative on the heating market for disposal. These new heating systems devices could open a new market Segment with new opportunities and new business models. Fuel Cell´s in compare to a Carnot process shows a far higher efficiency with less emission. FC heating systems using the thermal energy for heating and the electricity for feed-in. These systems are called combined heat and power plants (Micro CHP). The fuel of this new FCH system is fossil gas. The existing FCH systems are not powerful enough for the energy demand of standard buildings. For this reasons on top of this new FCH systems a condensing gas boiler driven with a fossil gas source is integrated. This article attempts to compare the FCH System with present alternative heating systems and try to answer question from an environmental and economic view and give alternative outlooks to this kind of heating technology. Methodologically a model is used to show the dependency of environmental and economic factors. The economic and technical data´s are based on latest manufacturing and research institutions.

Index Terms—Fuel cells (FC), fuel cell heating (FCH), combustion heat and power (CHP), micro CHP, heating innovation.

Robert Staiger and Adrian Tantau are with Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania (e-mail:,


Cite:Robert Staiger and Adrian Tantau, "Fuel Cell Heating System a Meaningful Alternative to Today’s Heating Systems," Journal of Clean Energy Technologies vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 35-41, 2017.

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