Serving a Global Market

SureSource power plants deliver efficientreliableeconomical power where it is needed – without the emissions that harm the environment. Using single or multiple configurations, SureSource power plants provide reliable on-site power to meet requirements ranging from 1.4 MW to 2.8 MW, and are scalable for applications up to 60 MW and beyond. With operating fuel cell plants on three continents, SureSource power plants have been proven time and time again, providing reliable and affordable power where it is needed.

Our systems are catered to meet the varied needs of a diverse customer base, including utilities, government entities and industrial and commercial enterprises. We serve the European market from our manufacturing facility in Taufkirchen, Germany. The Asian market is served by our partner, POSCO Energy under a licensing agreement.

Attributes

Affordable

  • High efficiency minimizes fuel costs
  • Combined heat & power (CHP) further increases efficiency

 Environmentally-Friendly

  • Virtually absent of pollutants
  • Low carbon profile

Easy to site

  • Modest space requirements
  • Quiet and vibration-free

Enhanced Grid Resiliency / Energy Security 

  • Lessens/avoids reliance on transmission
  • Capable of operating independently from electric grid

Our Solutions

Fuel cells use chemistry to convert a fuel source into electricity and heat in a highly efficient process that virtually avoids pollutants as the fuel is not burned. The combination of near-zero pollutants, modest land-use needs, and quiet operating nature of these stationary fuel cell power plants facilitates installation in urban locations where the electricity is consumed. Customers benefit with operating cost reductions delivered in a manner that supports sustainability goals and enhances power reliability.

SUPPLY

Electricity

Our plants produce power via an electrochemical reaction within the fuel cells, generating large outputs of electricity in two ways:

On-site power, or “behind-the-meter”, applications where power is generated at the point of use; providing customers with improved power reliability and energy security by reducing reliance on the electric grid

Grid support applications, where power is supplied to the electric grid or utility substations; providing utilities with an economical, practical and scalable solution that enhances grid resiliency and reduces reliance on large central generation plants

Heat & Cooling

Our fuel cell plants generate both electricity and usable high quality heat/steam from the same unit of fuel; a configuration referred to as combined heat and power, or CHP. The heat can be used for facility heating and cooling utilizing conventional absorption chilling technology. When configured for CHP, system efficiencies can reach up to 90 percent, depending on the application.

Hydrogen

Our power plants are capable of producing multiple value streams including the on-site production of high purity hydrogen along with ultra-clean electricity and usable heat. This configuration, referred to as tri-generation, produces additional hydrogen beyond what is needed for power production; generating a stream of hydrogen suitable for industrial or transportation applications.

RECOVERY

Carbon Capture Utilization + Storage

Configured for carbon capture, our fuel cell power plants efficiently and affordably capture carbon emissions from existing coal or gas-fired power plants, while simultaneously producing power and destroying approximately 70% of the plant’s smog-producing pollutants. This solution provides a revenue stream and return on capital from the sale of power produced by the fuel cells.

Pipeline

Our SureSource Recovery plant is located at natural gas letdown stations to generate ultra-clean power and heat and utilize unused energy from the pressure-reduction process to generate additional zero- emissions power, all in in a highly efficient manner. The SureSource Recovery solution is comprised of a SureSource fuel cell plant and a turbo-expander. The turbo–expander electricity production is based on the amount of gas flow through the pressure-reduction station.

STORAGE

Utility scale energy storage

Our storage solution is a developing, market-driven energy storage system that utilizes solid oxide electrolysis cells (SOEC) to affordably and efficiently convert excess power into hydrogen, an energy carrier, for long duration storage applications. The hydrogen produced from SOEC can be stored and used for grid-power, hydrogen fueling stations or for industrial purposes as an alternative to natural gas reforming.

Operation & Maintenance

We manufacture, construct, operate and maintain the fuel cell power plants, providing a complete turn-key solution. Some of the unique advantages offered by our industry leading service department include:

  • Global Monitoring and Control Center:Real-time monitoring and remote operation of more than 50 global SureSource locations, 24 hours per day, 365 days per year
  • Long-Term Service Agreements:Up to twenty years of support customized to fit our customers’ needs
  • Preventative Maintenance:Regional service technicians and comprehensive warehousing support keep SureSource products operating as expected
  • Refurbishment/Recycling:As part of our environmental commitment, we will refurbish or recycle the power plant components, including fuel cell stacks at end-of-life.

PRODUCTS

SureSource 1500™

  • electrical power: 1,400 kWel (AC)
  • thermal power: (120/50 °C) 649/1,092 kWth
  • comment: large scale power users
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SureSource 3000™

  • electrical power: 2,800 kWel (AC)
  • thermal power: (120/50 °C) 1,298/2,184 kWth
  • comment: scalable for multi-megawatt applications
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SureSource 4000™

  • electrical power: 3,700 kWel (AC)
  • Leading electrical efficiency of ∼60%
  • comment: scalable for grid support and large industrial applications
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SureSource Recovery

  • electrical power: SureSource power plant plus power from energy recovery generation
  • thermal power: (120/50 °C) 1,298/2,184 kWth
  • comment: SureSource plant located at a natural gas let-down station, using pressure reduction process for additional power generation
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CONTACT

Manufacturing:

Ludwig-Bölkow-Allee 40C
82024 Taufkirchen, Germany
+49 89 139 28 30 40

Email: pmargalef@fce.com