Academy Offers

AIChE members receive complimentary, unlimited access to live and on-demand AIChE webinars by purchasing them with their newly increased number of credits. See more resources.

Economic and Engineering Assessment of Combined Heat and Power Fuel Cell Systems Installed in Commercial Buildings

Source: AIChE
  • Type:
    Conference Presentation
  • Conference Type:
    AIChE Annual Meeting
  • Presentation Date:
    November 4, 2013
  • Duration:
    15 minutes
  • Skill Level:
  • PDHs:

Share This Post:

PNNL support of the DOE’s Fuel Cells Technology Office is to identify near term niche markets where fuel cells have potential , work with the DOE and stakeholders to develop activities in those areas , analyze the business case , and present the results to the community. Accelerating fuel cell use in these key early markets will create jobs in an industry that needs high volume purchases to ramp up production , decrease costs , support commercialization , and enable a domestic supplier base.  PNNL has contracted ClearEdge Power to demonstrate fifteen 5 kW combined heat and power fuel cells in a wide variety of business in California and Oregon.  These fuel cells are being remotely monitored for such things as electrical and thermal energy , overall efficiency , and availability.  The gathered information will be analyzed , to provide “real-world” data from units “in the customer’s hands” to validate performance , durability and reliability; installation , operations , and maintenance costs; and identify remaining barriers to widespread commercialization.  As part of this assessment , a business case has been developed estimating of the size of the market and its growth potential , identifying possible niche markets , and comparing the CHP FCS with its alternatives in terms of economics , engineering and environmental impact.  The results of this assessment will be presented.

Once the content has been viewed and you have attested to it, you will be able to download and print a certificate for PDH credits. If you have already viewed this content, please click here to login.



Do you already own this?



AIChE Member Credits 0.5
AIChE Members $15.00
AIChE Graduate Student Members Free
AIChE Undergraduate Student Members Free
Non-Members $25.00