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FuelCell Energy Unveils Co-Produced First in the World, Wastewater Treatment Fuel Cell-Powered Hydrogen Energy Station

August 19, 2011

FuelCell Energy Unveils Co-Produced, First in the World Wastewater Treatment Fuel Cell-Powered Hydrogen Energy Station

BCSE member FuelCell Energy, along with the US Department of Energy, California Air Resources Board, the Orange County Sanitation District, Air Products, and the National Fuel Cell Research Center at the University of California, Irvine, announced this week an innovative clean energy project utilizing its Direct FuelCell® (DFC®) power plant. The project converts biogas generated from the wastewater treatment process into ultra-clean electricity for use by the Orange County Sanitation District and renewable hydrogen for an on-site vehicle fueling station operated by Air Products.

"This project demonstrates how technology developed and manufactured in America can help to address our Nation's dependence on imported fuel sources by efficiently and cleanly converting waste biogas into renewable hydrogen for transportation needs of the 21st century," said Tony Leo, Vice President, Applications, FuelCell Energy, Inc. "Our Direct FuelCell technology is very versatile including the ability to provide renewable hydrogen as well as ultra-clean power and usable high quality heat from a waste stream."

Learn more about this week's announcement at www.fuelcellenergy.com. Also note this profile from SustainableBusiness.com.