Fuel Cells 2.0
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Product

 

50 kW Power Module, complete with Balance of Plant

Metal-supported Solid Oxide Fuel Cell technology licensed from Lawrence Berkeley National Labs

Ruggedness, designed for stationary and transportation use

Fast start-up, tolerance to rapid thermal cycling and redox cycling

Fuel-agnostic, can operate on hydrogen, natural gas, methanol, ethanol

Zero NOx & SOx emissions

 

 

 

 

Solution for Transportation

 

  • Li-ion batteries is dominant energy storage technology used in electric vehicles. However, battery accounts for >50% of BEV cost. Battery capacity is holding back market penetration of commercial EV’s due to limited driving range. PEM fuel cell systems partly solved EV range concerns but require hydrogen, which is expensive to generate and have few filling stations.
  • Using bio-fuels such as ethanol not only reduces issues with fuel transportation and storage, but can also provide a CO2 neutral power generation and lead to a reduction in CO2 emission and other pollutants.
  • One gallon of ethanol contains same energy as 22 kWh of battery, over 60X higher energy density per kg. Cargo capacity is drastically increased with elimination of thousands of pounds of battery weight.
  • Proof Energy Power Module enables heavy duty trucks to achieve hundreds of miles range at a fraction of the EV battery cost.

 

 

Solution for Stationary Power Generation

 

  • Increasing regulations for cleaner back-up power generation call for new technologies
  • Solid State device = high reliability & low maintenance costs
  • Zero emissions: carbon particulate (“soot”), NOx, SOx
  • Double the efficiency of internal combustion or microturbine generators translates to low operating costs
  • Fast start-up for on-demand power & UPS capability
  • Uses available low-cost fuels: natural gas, ethanol or methanol with existing distribution infrastructure

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