Bioenergy

Liquid Fuel Operated Fuel Cell?

IdaTech has developed a prototype fuel cell system capable of operating on liquid hydrocarbon fuels, an accomplishment the company believes is unmatched within the industry. The system, which will be available to select development partners, is capable of operating on such low-sulfur fuels as diesel, kerosene, bio-diesel, GTLs (gas-to-liquids) and Fischer-Tropsch. IdaTech has adapted its FCS 1200 fuel cell system platform to operate on a variety of different fuels. These systems incorporate IdaTech’s patented fuel processor that produces hydrogen at purity levels exceeding 99.95 percent, a Ballard Nexa fuel cell module, and the electronics systems required to integrate the technologies.