CFCL receives order for new hydrogen fuel cellsApril 26, 2013
CFCL to deliver hydrogen fuel cells to Germany’s EWE
Ceramic Fuel Cells Limited (CFCL), a developer of hydrogen fuel cells for industrial applications, has received an order for 60 micro-combined heat and power (CHP) hydrogen fuel cells from EWE, an energy company based in Germany. Hydrogen fuel cells have long been a popular energy option in the industrial field. This is due to their capability to produce large amounts of uninterrupted electrical power. Fuel cells are generally quite durable and produce no harmful emissions, making them both easy to maintain and ideal energy systems for in-door applications.
EWE to showcase micro-CHP systems
In 2010, EWE launched an initiative to demonstrate the capabilities of micro-CHP fuel cells. These energy systems are designed to province the entirety of the power for an individual building, including heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. The fuel cells are also designed to produce both mechanical and electrical power, making them viable in a wide variety of scenarios. EWE is interested in showing that the energy systems can be highly valuable for organizations that are interested in renewable energy and reducing their impact on the environment.
Fuel cells incorporate new improvements
CFCL is scheduled to deliver its hydrogen fuel cells beginning in June of this year. The order will be completed by December 2013. The fuel cells feature improvements that have been developed by CFCL and its development partner, Gebruder Bruns Heiztechnik GmbH. These improvements allow for better control of the thermal properties of the fuel cells as well as increasing their energy output. These fuel cells represent the second product offering from CFCL, following the company’s widely popular BueGEN fuel cell systems.
Germany continues to grow as renewable energy haven
Hydrogen fuel cells have been growing in popularity in Germany, where renewable energy in general has been growing more common. Germany has a strong interest in renewable energies due to aggressive environmental initiatives. The country is currently considered a leading force in the solar energy sector and has made major progress in incorporating wind energy over the past few years.