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Direct fired reciprocating engine and bottoming high temperature fuel cell hybrid

A system of a fuel cell bottoming an internal combustion engine. The engine exhaust gas may be combined in varying degrees with air and fed as input to a fuel cell. Reformer and oxidizers may be combined with heat exchangers to accommodate rich and lean burn conditions in the engine in peaking and base load conditions without producing high concentrations of harmful emissions.
Inventors: 

Norman T. Holcombe

Rodney A. Geisbrecht

Patent Number: 
US6994930
Patent Issue Date: 
March 7, 2006
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