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Pilus Energy and Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies to combine bioreactors with fuel cells

Pilus Energy, a developer of biogas solutions has formeda strategic relationship with Singapore-based Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies, Pte. Ltd.

The aim of the partnership is to combine Horizon’s hydrogen fuel cells to Pilus Energy’s renewable hydrogen  production platform, with the goal of providing a unique turnkey, end-to-end solution to generate clean  power at a low cost.

Distributed bio-hydrogen production using waste or waste-water as feedstock also offers the promise of a  carbon-free solution for both urban environments and remote off-grid locations.

 

Our goal is to offer complete fuel cell power solutions to our clients, which also means creating hydrogen  fuel supply solutions. The bio-reactors developed by Pilus Energy offer a dual purpose: they can produce renewable  hydrogen locally at a low cost – while effectively treating waste. We are eager to begin test-bedding of the  combined systems to demonstrate a new generation of zero carbon fuel cell energy solutions in portable,  stationary and small vehicle power applications.

—Taras Wankewycz, Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Horizon Fuel Cell  Technologies

Comments

ejj

How about a scaled up version of this for hydrogen fuel cell powered cruise ships, fishing ships, and container ships? No emissions, no fuel costs, no wastewater?

ejj

Great research here... http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/research/2010/101007WoodallBoats.html Maybe an integrated system is possible with the Purdue technology & Pilus/Horizon bioreactor?

kelly

Good info, esp. sub link http://hydrogen.ecn.purdue.edu numbers.

One thing, if aluminum is so inexpensive, have retail hardware stores been told?

ejj

Doesn't there seem to be incredible potential here for the Purdue + Pilus/Horizon technology? Seawater is exponentially more available than freshwater, and the Purdue process has apparently solved the seawater problem. Couldn't utility scale hydrogen fuel cell power plants be established along the coasts deriving hydrogen from seawater to create constant baseload power? Apparently heat is also created in the Purdue process, so even more electricity could be created? Aluminum could be brought in by rail instead of coal, and it could be processed and reprocessed on site. It could be a super clean operation ...am I wrong?

kelly

ejj, on would think a car, boat, and/or aux. power prototype could be done "quick and dirty'.

However, the explaining/supporting video was done back in 2009, which may suggest problems..

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