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Fuel Cells Capture Carbon

Linda Hardesty

FuelCell Energy of Danbury, Conn., is conducting research in its laboratory to use fuel cells to capture carbon, reports the New York Times. The US Department of Energy has provided a $2.5 million grant for the experiment, which involves feeding fuel cells carbon dioxide in order to help power the fuel cells. According to the   …Continue Reading

No Fuel Cells at One World Trade Center

Linda Hardesty

The new One World Trade Center tower in Manhattan has been touted as one of the most energy efficient skyscrapers in the world, but an article in Climate Desk, says the fuel cells in the tower’s basement were flooded and destroyed during Superstorm Sandy, and they have never been replaced. The tower is run by   …Continue Reading

Global Fuel Cell Industry Sales Surpass $1B in 2013

Linda Hardesty

The market for fuel cells exceeded $1.3 billion in worldwide sales during 2013, according to a recently released report from the US Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO). Notable findings in 2013, according to the 2013 Fuel Cell Technologies Market Report, include: • About 35,000 fuel cell systems were shipped in 2013, an increase of 26 percent   …Continue Reading

Are Fuel Cells Best Suited for Data Centers?

Karen Henry

In early November, Microsoft opened an off-grid data center in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The data center is powered by fuel cell system that convert biogas into electricity. Although fuel cells have been around for decades, the technology has struggled to find an application and a market, according to a recent Gigaom blog post. The data center,   …Continue Reading

Plug Power Provides Outdoor Hydrogen Fueling

Linda Hardesty

Plug Power completed installation of its first GenFuel hydrogen infrastructure for the ground support equipment at the Memphis Airport. This GenFuel infrastructure deployment includes a standard hydrogen storage tank, compression system, fuel pipelines, and Plug Power’s first outdoor GenFuel hydrogen dispensers that will be used for a 15-truck fleet of airport tuggers powered by Plug   …Continue Reading

Morgan Stanley Adds Fuel Cell System to Headquarters

Linda Hardesty

Morgan Stanley installed a new fuel cell system at its 750,000-sq-foot headquarters in Purchase, NY. The system from Bloom Energy is now operational and supplying energy to the building. The Bloom Energy fuel cell system will supply about 250 kW of constant base load power to the facility as well as grid-independent electricity to power   …Continue Reading

Plug Power Creates Stationary Power Division

Linda Hardesty

Plug Power has created the ReliOn division from its acquisition of ReliOn in April 2014. ReliOn, a Spokane, Wash., company, added employees, fuel cell stack technology and a stationary power fuel cell product offering to Plug Power. With this realignment, the ReliOn name will represent the product brand of Plug Power’s stationary power product line. The   …Continue Reading

Newark Warehouse Orders 110 Fuel Cell Lift Trucks

Linda Hardesty

Newark Farmers Market in Newark, NJ, will integrate Plug Power’s full GenKey system to support material handling operations for a new food distribution building under construction. Newark Farmers Market has been using Plug Power fuel cell units to run its lift truck fleet since 2011. Its original GenDrive fleet, consisting of over 100 units, to-date   …Continue Reading

Microsoft Opens ‘Off-Grid’ Data Center

Linda Hardesty

Microsoft dedicated its new zero-carbon, waste-to-energy-powered data center in Cheyenne, Wyo. Microsoft worked with Siemens Energy Management and FuelCell Energy on the data center that will operate completely off the grid. The data center uses biogas methane produced by common waste byproducts at the nearby Dry Creek wastewater facility. Anaerobic bacteria produce the biogas, which   …Continue Reading

Plug Power Gets Hydrogen from Praxair

Linda Hardesty

Plug Power signed a long-term hydrogen distribution agreement with Praxair. The agreement pairs Plug Power’s GenFuel hydrogen fueling infrastructure with Praxair’s liquid hydrogen supply. Plug Power will offer Praxair hydrogen to its customers throughout the United States who are using its GenKey solution, consisting of three separate elements: GenDrive fuel cell units, GenFuel hydrogen fuel   …Continue Reading

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