Chart Industries and FuelCell Energy have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen carbon capture and hydrogen technology offerings.
The duo will support each other with carbon capture and use or sequestration offerings, as well as technology to support the generation and storage of gaseous or liquid hydrogen.
Jillian Evanko, CEO of Chart Industries, notes that there is a strong opportunity to collaborate on technologies while helping customers to impact how carbon dioxide is utilised, stored, or sequestered and enabling the safe and reliable distribution and use of hydrogen.
FuelCell Energy brings its expertise in manufacturing two high-temperature electrochemical fuel cell energy platforms for decarbonising power and producing hydrogen.
The US company’s carbonate fuel cell power plants have superior fuel efficiency to comparably sized combustion-based power systems, due to the more direct conversion of fuel energy to electrical energy.
The MoU with FuelCell Energy further supports Chart’s Nexus of Clean™, which includes carbon dioxide (CO2), hydrogen compression and liquefaction, and equipment for the entire supply chain of both molecules.
Jason Few, CEO of FuelCell Energy, believes that the combination of Chart and FuelCell Energy technology will holistically address customer needs for hydrogen and CO2 liquefaction, compression, storage, beverage-grade CO2, and transport.
News of the partnership follows Chart’s recent partnership with Koch Engineered Solutions to develop carbon capture, utilisation, and storage (CCUS) solutions.
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