FuelCell Energy today said it will relaunch its sub-MW distributed generation solution to the European market with the SureSource 250 and SureSource 400 fuel cell systems.
These fuel cells are manufactured in Torrington, Connecticut and assembled in Europe at FuelCell Energy’s facility in Taufkirchen, Germany.
“The superior electrical efficiency, ultra-low criteria pollution emissions (NOx, SOx, PM) and low noise profile compared with engines and turbines make the SureSource sub-MW systems an ideal technology for commercial and retail sectors in Europe,” said Jennifer Arasimowicz, Interim President and Chief Commercial Officer.
“We are excited to expand our presence and use of fuel cell solutions in Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, Benelux, France and Spain distributed power generation markets.”
Increasing government initiatives and motivation under a new renewable heat incentive policy are the key drivers in Europe, one of the fastest growing regions in the fuel cell technology market.
Recent improvements on SureSource fuel cell stack-life reduces maintenance costs, improving the economics of smaller projects.
The SureSource 250 and 400 can run directly on biogas. Thus, small wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) that generate anaerobic digester gas (ADG) can host these fuel cell systems to generate renewable energy and heat without pollutants and particulate matter.
In addition to WWTPs, FuelCell Energy’s fuel cell solutions benefit additional biomass markets such as breweries, biomass plants and landfills by producing baseload renewable power, eliminating the NOx, Sox and PM produced by conventional small combined heat and power plants.