16 Feb '12, 10am

Fuel cell for my laptop? How about one for my neighborhood? Green News: A Fuel Cell That Can Power Almost 1,400 Homes

A fuel-cell demonstration project in Belgium has managed to generate enough electricity to power over a thousand homes. The successful demonstration was a victory for Belgium-based chemical company Solvay and WaterstofNet, one of the agencies that helps guide renewable-energy development in Europe’s Flanders and Netherlands regions through an initiative called Project Hydrogen Region. Last week, Solvay highlighted the power-production rate of a 1 MW proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell that was installed last year at plant operated by Solvay subsidiary and vinyl plastics specialist SolVin in Lillo, Antwerp. The PEM, Solvay says, has generated more than 500 MWh in about 800 hours of operation, or enough electricity to power about 1,370 homes during the 33-day time period. (SolVin is 25% owned by chemical company BASF.) Fuel cells — which use an oxidizing agent such as h...

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