Fuel Cells

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


Toshiba Demos PV, Fuel-Cell, Battery, Hydrogen System

Linda Hardesty

Toshiba is demonstrating operation of its H2One, an independent energy supply system based on renewable energy and use of hydrogen as a fuel for power generation. Toshiba installed the system at two locations in Kawasaki: the Kawasaki Marien public facility and Higashi-Ogishima-Naka Park in the Kawasaki Port area. H2One combines a photovoltaic installation, storage batteries,   …Continue Reading


PowerCell Sweden Debuts Second Generation Fuel Cell

Linda Hardesty

The Nordic fuel cell company PowerCell launched a next generation fuel cell stack, S2, which is designed to work in an auxiliary power unit (APU) environment on reformate gas as well as on a variety of systems running on pure hydrogen, for both automotive and stationary applications. It uses thin metal bipolar plates and membrane   …Continue Reading


FedEx Uses 15 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Tractors

Linda Hardesty

FedEx rolled out hydrogen fuel cell ground support equipment (GSE). Under a $2.5 million grant awarded from the Department of Energy, FedEx is operating the 15 hydrogen fuel cell-powered Charlatte GSEs and a Plug Power hydrogen fueling station. The 15 hydrogen fuel cell powered GSE cargo tractors are now part of a fleet of more   …Continue Reading


DOE Awards $4.6 Million to Advance Hydrogen Storage Systems

Karen Henry

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced up to $4.6 million in funding for four projects to develop advanced hydrogen storage materials. Advanced hydrogen storage systems will be critical to the widespread commercialization of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. Ames Laboratory of Ames, Iowa, will receive up to $1.2 million to investigate the development   …Continue Reading