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FuelCell Energy sells 1.4MW fuel cell power plant to G3 Power
[August 18, 2010]

FuelCell Energy sells 1.4MW fuel cell power plant to G3 Power

Aug 18, 2010 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) -- FuelCell Energy, a manufacturer of ultra-clean power plants using renewable and other fuels, has announced the sale of a 1.4MW DFC1500 fuel cell power plant to G3 Power Systems.

The power plant will be installed at Olivera Egg Ranch, a poultry ranch located in French Camp, California. It will utilize renewable biogas for fuel, converting what is currently a waste problem for Olivera Egg Ranch into clean electricity that is generated at the point of use.

FuelCell Energy will service the power plant under a five-year service agreement. The sale of this power plant represents the first order by G3 under an agreement with FuelCell Energy, which provides non-exclusive distribution rights for fuel cell power plants.

Olivera Egg Ranch presently uses a solid waste lagoon for waste disposal. An anaerobic digester will be installed and the waste stream will be directed into this structure where heat and microorganisms will reduce the volume of waste and create methane gas as a byproduct. The fuel cell power plant will utilize 100% of this methane waste byproduct as fuel to generate renewable electricity.

According to FuelCell Energy, the power generated by the fuel cell power plant will be adequate to meet approximately all of the power needs of the Olivera Egg Ranch facilities. The power plant is expected to be operational by mid 2011.

Chip Bottone, senior vice president and chief commercial officer of FuelCell Energy, said: "Renewable biogas applications, such as this project for Olivera Egg Ranch, demonstrate how a fuel cell can help food processing and agricultural operations manage their waste streams, improve their economics and generate clean electricity. Converting agricultural waste into renewable biogas and then into clean power is a large market for fuel cells." Republication or redistribution, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without prior written consent. Datamonitor shall not be liable for errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon

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