FuelCell Energy Goes Global with The Linde Group

FuelCell Energy, Inc. announced the formation of a marketing and distribution agreement with The Linde Group, in which Linde gains the nonexclusive right to sell and market Direct FuelCell(R) (DFC(R)) power plants worldwide except where FuelCell Energy already has granted exclusive distribution agreements.

In the U.S., Linde expects to market fuel cell power plants that operate on biogas, which qualify as renewable energy sources. DFC units can run on any hydrocarbon fuel source, including renewables like ethanol, anaerobic digester gas (generated in wastewater treatment) and other biofuels, as well as propane and methane. A third of FuelCell Energy’s currently installed or backlog units rely on biofuels or renewables like anaerobic digester gas. “Linde is committed to renewable energy,” said Bruce Ludemann, FuelCell Energy’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “With Linde’s vast experience in gas processing, we can work together toward opening many new markets using renewable fuels,” he added. Linde, a Euro 12 billion worldwide industrial gases and engineering company in more than 70 countries, develops sustainable energy solutions and initiatives that include hydrogen and other sustainable replacements for gasoline, diesel and fuel oil; sustainable distributed generation solutions for industrial and commercial customers; and other fuels to meet small-scale sustainable energy needs.
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