Fuel Cell Energy’s hydrogen delivery system now available to support fuels cells for road transport

May 31, 2015 |

In Connecticut, FuelCell Energy said that its megawatt-scale FuelCell Energy hydrogen delivery system is now available and can generate more than 1,200 kilograms of hydrogen per day, suitable for larger industrial applications or adequate to power a fleet of more than 1,500 fuel cell cars while also producing two megawatts of ultra-clean electricity. According to the company, hydrogen and power is generated in a low carbon manner when operating on natural gas, or is carbon neutral when utilizing renewable biogas as the fuel source.

FuelCell Energy pointed to its three year demonstration project in California that converted renewable biogas from wastewater into high purity 100 percent renewable hydrogen for transportation. “This fuel cell solution provides renewable hydrogen for transportation that is generated in a zero carbon manner, emitting water vapor and virtually absent of the pollutants that cause smog, generate acid rain and can exacerbate asthma,” the company said.

Estimates for global shipments by 2017 for vehicle and material handling systems will exceed 300,000 units. The hydrogen required by these vehicles would be enough to support a market of about $30 billion of fuel cell hydrogen delivery systems, plus service opportunities. The ability of the FuelCell Energy solution to utilize on-site renewable biogas offers an attractive opportunity to affordably and cleanly provide 100 percent renewable transportation fuel.

“Our commercial distributed power generation solutions are configurable to provide multiple value streams including high purity hydrogen along with ultra-clean electricity and usable heat,” said Chip Bottone, President and Chief Executive Officer, FuelCell Energy, Inc. “Resiliency of supply is enhanced with our affordable on-site delivery system, delivering power and hydrogen independent of external events that can interrupt the electric grid or surface transportation network.”

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