Fuel cell to provide 250 kW of continuous green power to SUNY-ESF, and will co-generate heat and hot water for buildings on campus. This has been in the works for over a year now and is a result of sizeable grants from NYSERDA, US Dept of Defense, and the Electric Power Research Institute. If I remember correctly, I think that this fuel cell runs on the gassification of biomass.
FuelCell Energy of Danbury, Connecticut, manufactured the 250-kilowatt fuel cell, which is designed for large-scale industrial and commercial applications. Carbonate fuel cells operate at higher temperatures and greater efficiencies than other fuel cells. All fuel cells use a chemical process, instead of combustion, to generate electricity.Link: EmpireStateNews.net
The SUNY ESF installation, which is expected to reduce oil use by 3,500 barrels a year, is the fourth carbonate fuel cell at an American college. The others are at Yale University in Connecticut, Ocean County College in New Jersey and Grand Valley State University in Michigan.