Document Type : Original Article


Department of Renewable Energies, Faculty of New Sciences and Technologies, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran


The use of green buildings is increasing these days and many activities in order to improve the efficiency of this type of constructions have been done by the advancement of technology. Fuel cells are one of equipment which have been used to generate power and heat for residential buildings in recent years. For this purpose, a building in a cold region has been studied. In this study, the fuel of the fuel cell is provided from renewable fuel reforming, which is fermentation of waste and wastewater. First, a SOFC modeling has been carried out which is fed by biogas from a building waste. The modeling results of renewable-fuel fuel cell of this building have showed that 72% of electricity and 13% of the required heating could be provided using its wastes. All in all, by using biogas which has been produced from building waste, most required power and a part of required hot water could be provided and the environmental pollution is reduced by utilizing waste and trash. This will utilize all waste of the building for biofuels production and also provides major of the electricity and heating demand of the building.


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