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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


Intelligent Energy Envisions Universal Wireless Power

Linda Hardesty

The UK company Intelligent Energy purchased the portable fuel cell and disposable fuel cartridge assets of Société Bic, a maker of disposable consumer products. Intelligent Energy paid $13 million and will pay $2 million more once transition services are completed. The acquisition moves the company forward toward the mass-market availability of embedded hydrogen fuel cell   …Continue Reading


2G Cenergy Launches Hydrogen Fueled CHP System

Karen Henry

2G Cenergy has launched a dedicated hydrogen-fueled combined heat and power (CHP) system, Business Energy reports. The first two 2G Cenergy units have been deployed at an energy station within the Berlin Brandenburg Willy Brandt Airport in Germany. Each unit is capable of an output of 500 kW. The hydrogen gas storage system at Brandt   …Continue Reading


SiEnergy Awarded $300,000 Grant for Thin Film Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Technology

Linda Hardesty

SiEnergy Systems, which is commercializing low temperature thin film solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology from Harvard University, was awarded a $300,000 grant from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) under its AmplifyMass program. AmplifyMass offers its awards to Massachusetts-based clean technology companies and university research projects that have been given funding by the US   …Continue Reading


Bloom Energy Installs 300 kW Fuel Cell System for IKEA

Linda Hardesty

IKEA plans to install a fuel cell system manufactured by Bloom Energy at its location in Emeryville, California, one of two San Francisco-area stores for the Swedish company. The project represents the first IKEA endeavor globally to convert biogas into electricity through the clean electro-chemical process of fuel cells. The fuel cell system will be   …Continue Reading


Plug Power Wins Contract with FreezPak Logistics

Linda Hardesty

FreezPak Logistics has selected Plug Power’s GenKey fuel cell-cell system for lift trucks and hydrogen re-fueling system for its new cold storage distribution center freezer warehouse under construction in Carteret, New Jersey. The GenKey deployment includes 25 GenDrive fuel cells, a GenFuel outdoor hydrogen storage infrastructure with two indoor GenFuel dispensers, and total GenCare service   …Continue Reading