Fuel Cells

IKEA Plugs In Fuel Cells at California Store

Linda Hardesty

IKEA activated a fuel cell system at its retail location in Emeryville, California. The project represents the first IKEA endeavor globally to convert biogas into electricity through fuel cells. The system was manufactured by Bloom Energy. Slightly larger than the physical size of a commercial back-up generator, the 300-kW system will operate on biogas and produce   …Continue Reading


Kodak, ORNL Accelerate Roll-to-Roll Manufacturing

Karen Henry

Eastman Kodak and the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have entered into an agreement to increase national competitiveness of roll-to-roll manufacturing in an effort to accelerate commercialization and manufacturing of next-generation battery and energy storage devices and materials. The agreement is intended to transform the development and manufacturing of new products in   …Continue Reading


Walmart Canada Deploys More Plug Power Fuel Cell Units

Linda Hardesty

Walmart Canada is expanding its contract with Plug Power, which will now provide 124 GenDrive fuel cells for Walmart’s new High Velocity Distribution Center in Balzac, Alberta, Canada. This expansion adds to the fleet in operation since 2010 at Walmart’s Perishable Distribution Center in Balzac and brings the GenDrive total upwards of 230 units at   …Continue Reading


Dietz & Watson Becomes Plug Power Customer

Linda Hardesty

Dietz & Watson will deploy Plug Power GenDrive fuel cells in its entire fleet of class-2 and class-3 lift trucks for its new warehouse building under a full GenKey agreement. Dietz & Watson manufacturers and distributes deli meats, artisan cheeses, and related products in North America. In their newly constructed facility in Philadelphia, Dietz &   …Continue Reading


Uline to Operate 130 GenDrive Fuel Cell Units from Plug Power

Linda Hardesty

Uline, a distributor of shipping and packaging materials to businesses, is Plug Power’s newest GenKey customer. The initial deployment of GenDrive units will be powering the forklift fleet at one of Uline’s distribution centers in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. Additionally, Uline will deploy a second fleet of GenDrive-powered lift trucks into a newly constructed facility in   …Continue Reading


Tri-Generation System Generates Heat, Power, Hydrogen

Linda Hardesty

The Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office and FuelCell Energy of Danbury, Connecticut, completed their combined heat and power (CHP) partnership project at FuelCell Energy’s Torrington, Connecticut, manufacturing plant. In addition to the generation of heat and power exceeding 75 percent efficiency, this unique CHP system also provides a stream of high purity hydrogen for use   …Continue Reading


US Representative Wants to Extend Tax Credits for Clean Energy

Karen Henry

Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-5) has introduced H.R. 2412, the New Energy for America Act, which would extend Section 25D of the federal tax code for residential energy efficient property, as well as the Section 48 commercial investment tax credits (ITC) through 2021. In introducing his legislation, Congressman Thompson, a senior member of the House Ways   …Continue Reading


Data Center Installs Bloom Energy Fuel Cells

Linda Hardesty

Data center company Equinix, is installing a 1 MW Bloom Energy biogas fuel cell project at its SV5 International Business Exchange (IBX) data center in Silicon Valley. The deployment of fuel cells supports Equinix’s long-term sustainability goal of using 100 percent renewable energy across its platform of more than 100 data centers. The 1 MW   …Continue Reading


Plug Power Sells 177 Fuel Cell Units to Big Box Retailer

Linda Hardesty

Plug Power says an unnamed big box retailer purchased a comprehensive GenKey hydrogen and fuel cell system to power the retailer’s material handling fleet in its new distribution warehouse constructed in Troy Township near Toledo, Ohio. Home Depot recently built a distribution warehouse in Troy Township. Plug Power’s GenKey installation is fully deployed at the   …Continue Reading


400 kW Fuel Cell System Powers Comcast Facility

Linda Hardesty

Bloom Energy fuel cells are now powering Comcast’s Western New England Regional Headquarters in Berlin, Connecticut. The 80,000-sq-foot facility serves as Comcast’s regional headquarters for five New England states and is the master facility for processing TV signals for distribution on the Comcast network. The 400 kW fuel cell system will generate more than 3 million   …Continue Reading