FuelCell Energy Provides German Hospital With Fuel Cells

June 05, 2000 by Jeff Shepard

FuelCell Energy Inc. (Danbury, CN), will be supplying the fuel cells for a power plant to be built at a hospital in Germany. The Rhone Klinikum, in Bad Neustadt, will be the first hospital in the world to use FuelCell Energy's Direct FuelCell technology. All the fuel cells for the project will be manufactured at FuelCell Energy's manufacturing plant in Torrington, CT, and shipped to Germany for installation and a planned October start-up of the power plant. The fuel cells will be installed in a "Hot Module," a power plant configuration developed by FuelCell Energy's German partner MTU, a Daimler-Chrysler company."We have long believed a hospital setting is an ideal market-entry application for our products due to the need for steady, high-quality electricity and heat," said Jerry D. Leitman, president and CEO of FuelCell Energy. "This field trial will be the first effort by ourselves and our European partner, MTU, a Daimler Chrysler company, at installing and operating our DFC technology at a medical facility and we look forward to helping the customer realize the benefits of our clean, quiet electric power generators."