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Tri-generation Fuel Cells: Opening Doors to Distributed Hydrogen Markets – Cryogas International

Betsy Schaefer

July 22, 2016

Industrial gas executives are asking critical questions about hydrogen: Is there an economical way to generate renewable hydrogen closer to the point of use, and reduce distribution costs? And can we then speed adoption of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs), a potentially sizeable new market opportunity?

Stationary, power-generating fuel cells are helping to address these questions in the form of tri-generation, which produces power, heat, and hydrogen from the
same unit of fuel via an electrochemical reaction. Tri-generation fuel cell systems provide affordable and renewable hydrogen for both vehicle fueling and industrial applications, opening doors to distributed hydrogen markets.

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Betsy Schaefer

Betsy Schaefer joined FuelCell Energy in June 2021 and is Chief Marketing and Sustainability Officer. Previously, she led marketing for IBM’s Watson artificial intelligence product portfolio, helping commercialize Watson from a research project to a major platform with more than 40,000 customers globally. She built a progressive career in the IT industry, with extensive experience in corporate communications, speechwriting, brand management, thought leadership and marketing. Betsy holds a Master’s in Strategic Communications from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts from Purdue University.