FuelCell Energy Inc: a green economy company focused on clean energy

FuelCell Energy, Inc is a global pioneer in creating environmentally responsible distributed baseload power solutions through our proprietary, molten-carbonate fuel cell technology.

The corporation creates turn-key distributed power generation systems and operates and maintains them for the duration of the power plant. They aim to extend patented technology built over the last five decades into emerging devices, systems, industries, and geographies.

FuelCell Energy, Inc’s mission and purpose continue to be to use its proprietary, cutting-edge fuel cell platforms to reduce the global environmental footprint of baseload power generation by offering environmentally sustainable solutions for reliable electrical power, hot water, steam, chilling, distributed hydrogen, microgrid applications, electrolysis, long-duration hydrogen-based energy storage, and carbon capture and storage.

FuelCell Energy Incs mission and purpose proprietar cutting edge fuel cell platforms reduce the global environmental footprint

Their fuel cell solution is a renewable, reliable alternative to conventional combustion-based power generation. It complements an energy mix that includes variable energy sources such as solar and wind turbines.

Who uses FuelCell Energy’s services?

FuelCell Energy, Inc’s systems serve a wide range of clients in several industries, including utility providers, municipalities, institutions, hospitals, government departments, and a wide range of industrial and commercial establishments.

FuelCell Energy, Inc offers options for a variety of uses, including utility-scale distributed generation, on-site power generation, and combined heat and power, with the distinct potential to do so by using several fuel sources, such as natural gas, green biogas (i.e., landfill gas, anaerobic digester gas), propane, and various blends of such fuels. The patented gas-clean-up skid significantly improves FuelCell Inc’s multi-fuel supply capability.

Furthermore, FuelCell Energy, Inc is a worldwide pioneer in fuel cell technology – to enable a future driven by renewable energy by using its patented, state-of-the-art fuel cell systems – and today. More so, as part of celebrating National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day in the United States, it offers an update on its numerous Advanced Technologies projects.

Since commercializing its first platform 17 years ago, FuelCell Energy has delivered well over 10 million megawatt-hours of renewable electricity. The energy market is facing an ongoing global transition as part of the drive to decarbonize.

Meeting carbon requirements set by businesses, governments, and countries worldwide would necessitate a multifaceted approach and dedication from all players in all energy sectors.

FuelCell Energy is distinctively equipped to promote the rapid growth of the hydrogen economy

FuelCell Energy is distinctively equipped to promote the rapid growth of the hydrogen economy. It is not only by leveraging its proven carbonate fuel cell technology, which can produce electricity and hydrogen while capturing carbon but also by commercializing its SureSource Storage solid oxide platform. And which is expected to provide industry-leading efficiencies in the propulsion sector.

FuelCell Energy has adapted the SureSource carbonate fuel cell technology to rely on hydrogen as a commodity, leveraging five decades of research and development experience.

Their SureSource carbonate fuel cells remove hydrogen from biogas or natural gas through a clean reforming reaction with water in the stacks’ fuel electrodes. Since critical elements required by the reforming reaction – heat and water – are byproducts of the already occurring SureSource fuel cell reactions, this local development of hydrogen is unique and highly effective.

In addition to combustion, FuelCell Energy’s solid oxide fuel cells are capable of electrolysis. The electricity production, the reverse of fuel cell power generation, is electrolysis. Electrolysis cells provide hydrogen and oxygen from water and electricity rather than power and water from fuel and oxygen.

FuelCell Energy’s solid oxide fuel cells can run in electrolysis mode throughout the charging cycle. It uses green energy and other delivered power from the grid to generate hydrogen, which can then be deposited for later use, enabling long-duration storage.

Mainly during the discharge cycle, the stored hydrogen is absorbed in the power generation mode of the fuel cells, restoring power to the grid for consumption as required, especially when other power supplies such as wind and solar are not providing electricity.

Storage space can be quickly increased by installing more hydrogen storage tanks or storage caverns, allowing for a low-cost and modular alternative to renewable energy storage. Long-term electricity storage is becoming increasingly crucial as intermittent renewable energy sources such as solar and wind become more prevalent.

Mainly during the discharge cycle, the stored hydrogen is absorbed in the power generation mode of the fuel cells, restoring power to the grid for consumption as required, especially when other power supplies such as wind and solar are not providing electricity.

Storage space can be quickly increased by installing more hydrogen storage tanks or storage caverns, allowing for a low-cost and modular alternative to renewable energy storage. Long-term electricity storage is becoming increasingly crucial as intermittent renewable energy sources such as solar and wind become more prevalent.

Traditional electrolysis systems based on polymer membrane or alkaline electrolyte cells work near ambient temperature and transform water to hydrogen with an electrical efficiency varying from 60% to 65%.

The solid oxide electrolysis platform developed by FuelCell Energy is much more efficient, delivering more hydrogen for a given amount of power input. In such conditions, the cells will run at or above 100% electrical efficiency as long as thermal energy is supplied to the stack to maintain thermal equilibrium.

Climate Change Mitigation – Carbon Capture:

Instead of surface air, the SureSource Capture application uses exhaust flue gas. Carbon dioxide-containing gases may be diverted to the fuel cell’s air electrodes. These carbon dioxide molecules are moved to the fuel electrodes, where carbon dioxide is stored, making extraction and filtration easier.

Carbonate fuel cells are the only fuel cell system proven to capture carbon dioxide from an external source. Furthermore, nitrogen oxides (an ozone precursor pollutant) in the flue gas can be effectively eliminated when the gas passes through the fuel cell.

Unlike other carbon capture applications that require power to run, FuelCell Energy’s patented SureSource Capture platform generates power while capturing carbon dioxide.

The Advanced Technologies projects at FuelCell Energy are intended to aid in the prevention of climate change and the improvement of air quality.

From hydrogen processing for automobile fueling, industrial uses, and power generation to focusing CO2 from coal plants, natural gas-fired power plants, and industrial applications to allow long-term energy storage FuelCell Energy’s renewable fuel cell technology is poised to replace electrolysis.

Significant improvements to the energy ecosystem; the 10 million MWH milestone achieved by FuelCell Energy demonstrates both the feasibility and potential for renewable hydrogen.

Through SureSource fuel cell power platforms deployed across three continents, the organization provides Green fuel energy to various clients, like hospitals, municipalities, utility providers, large-scale microgrids, industrial installations, pharmacology testing laboratories.

These clients value the quality of FuelCell Energy’s green energy supply, the low cost, and the fact that their energy usage has had little or no environmental effect. FuelCell Energy’s 10 million MWH was estimated to have blocked the release of 1.5 million tons of CO2 and 5,000 tons of nitrogen oxides.