Ceramic fuel cells first bluegen sale in the UK

Ceramic Fuel Cells, a leading developer of high efficiency and low emission electricity generation units for homes and other buildings, has sold its first BlueGen gas-to-electricity unit in the United Kingdom, to Ideal Boilers. 

Ceramic Fuel Cells, a leading developer of high efficiency and low emission electricity generation units for homes and other buildings, has sold its first BlueGen gas-to-electricity unit in the United Kingdom, to Ideal Boilers. 

 

BlueGen units generate electricity in the home far more efficiently than the current European power grid, cutting energy bills and significantly reducing carbon emissions. 

 

Connecting to existing gas pipes and about the size of a dishwasher, BlueGen uses fuel cell technology to convert mains gas into electricity.  Over a year, each BlueGen can produce twice the electricity needed to power an average UK home.  Surplus electricity can be sold back to the grid under the UK Government’s feed-in tariff, effective from 1 April 2010, which pays homeowners for every kilowatt hour of electricity generated.  BlueGen also produces enough heat to satisfy the average UK home’s daily needs for hot water. 

 

Using the same fuel cell technology, Ceramic Fuel Cells is also developing fully integrated power and heating products with leading energy companies E.ON UK in the United Kingdom and GdF Suez in France. 

 

Ceramic Fuel Cells has achieved electrical efficiency of 60 per cent, far higher than any other technology in the rapidly expanding market for small scale power and heating generators.  When heat is recovered from the electricity production process, total efficiency is up to 85 percent – twice as efficient as the average among current European power stations.

 

By generating power close to where it is used, Ceramic Fuel Cells’ products can meet the future demand for electricity without the need for huge investments in electricity transmission and distribution infrastructure. 

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