Applications

Renewable Biogas

Our Direct FuelCell® (DFC®) power plants efficiently convert hydrogen and oxygen into ultra-clean electricity and usable high quality heat suitable for making steam. The hydrogen is obtained from a fuel source such as renewable biogas, and is reformed within the fuel cell itself. This unique internal reforming technology provides fuel flexibility, for DFC power plants, including on-site renewable biogas or directed biogas generated at a distant location.

biogas_diagram_smDFC power plants operating on renewable biogas efficiently convert a waste product into ultra-clean electricity and heat, solving economic and sustainability challenges for our customers. Biogas is generated by the decay of organic material (i.e., biomass). This decaying organic matter releases methane, or biogas. A harmful greenhouse gas, the biogas cannot be released directly into the atmosphere, while flaring creates pollutants and wastes this potential fuel source. Capturing and using biogas as a fuel to generate power solves these challenges in a carbon-neutral manner.

We are pursuing renewable biogas opportunities in four distinct markets for ultra-clean, efficient and reliable DFC power plants.