DCH Delivers Fuel Cell to UOP for System Development

August 22, 2001 by Jeff Shepard

DCH Technology Inc. (Valencia, CA) announced it's plan to integrate a 5kW PEM DCH Enable fuel cell with a natural gas reformer supplied by UOP LLC (Des Plaines, IL) to provide a stand-alone power quality system for an electric utility in France by year-end.

The fuel cell was delivered by DHC to UOP's facility last week. UOP's fuel processor will be supplied under a purchase agreement.

The utility is a client of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). EPRI's power quality program has been sponsoring research and development with the DCH fuel cell to better access its exceptional response to load - on the order of 70 microseconds from standby - critical to providing seamless quality power solutions.

"This is another strong step in fulfilling our strategic plan to partner with major players in the traditional and alternative energy industries that can help us both further develop our technologies as well as provide near-term channels to market for their commercialization," said DCH President and CEO John Donohue.