California, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Jadoo Power is set to receive US $1.8 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) through the Department of Energy to further advance its fuel cell technologies.
Jadoo Power will use the money to demonstrate the efficacy of an integrated solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) power system in field use. The SOFC system will be a 1-kilowatt (kW) power supply fueled by hydrogen derived from propane. The company will also expand its fuel cell integration expertise to SOFC at greater than 1-kW portable power applications. Jadoo Power will incorporate Acumentrics proprietary tubular anode supported fuel cell design to develop a system that is both robust and compact.
The company said that it will work with NASCAR Media Group (the television media division of NASCAR) and City of Folsom, California to deploy five systems to replace gas and diesel generators that are currently in use. Jadoo Power will provide three SOFC power systems that NASCAR will use over two race seasons, accumulating more than 5000 hours of operation and over 250 startup cycles. Remote monitoring of the systems will be established and data will be analyzed following each event.
“We are very excited about this unique project because it will demonstrate the very latest in alternative energy solutions in real-world applications. The ARRA funding of this project is a major step in ultimately changing the way we will all use and think about power,” said Leonard Devanna, Jadoo Power’s CEO.