Patent Number: 7,132,184

Title: Fuel cell system

Abstract: The fuel cell system according to the present invention comprises a reformer 12 for receiving a hydrocarbon fuel supply and generating a hydrogen-containing reformed gas by making use of a reforming reaction; a fuel cell assembly 14 for generating power after causing an anode to receive the reformed gas and causing a cathode to receive an oxygen-containing cathode gas; cathode off-gas supply flow path 20 for supplying a cathode off-gas, which is discharged from the cathode, to the reformer 12; and bypass flow path 24 for bypassing the cathode and directly supplying the cathode gas to the reformer 12 at the time of system warm-up.

Inventors: Ogino; Shigeru (Toyota, JP), Aoyama; Satoshi (Susono, JP), Mitsui; Hiroyuki (Nagoya, JP), Aoki; Hiroshi (Nagoya, JP), Shimazu; Takashi (Nagoya, JP), Shiokawa; Satoshi (Fuji, JP)

Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: H01M 8/18 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-07 0:00:00