#46: New Fuel Cell Dedicated at SUNY-ESF
2/26/2006 10:24:00 PM | Author: baloghblog

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.

esf.gifFuelCell 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.

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.

Link: EmpireStateNews.net
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