According to fuel cell today, Distributed Energy Systems (DES) has confirmed it has received an order for a hydrogen generation and storage system for a new electric power plant in Africa.

Moreover, DES also announced it had finished work on the installation and commissioning of an advanced hydrogen vehicle fuelling station in Florida.

The African project will involve the delivery in the fourth quarter of 2007 of an entire hydrogen supply and storage system to a north African site, which will be used at the power plant to cool the electricity generators currently under construction.

Two Hogen H-Series hydrogen generating units and gas compression and storage systems are to be utilised.

In Florida, meanwhile, proton exchange membrane electrolysis (PEM) technology has been deployed at the service station ensuring that water is converted into hydrogen fuel, which is subsequently stored on site ready for use by hydrogen-fuelled vehicles.

It is the 14th hydrogen vehicle fuelling system to be installed by DES since 2002.