FuelCell Energy Receives $16.5 Million Contract from US Navy

May 22, 2000 by Jeff Shepard

FuelCell Energy, Inc. (Danbury, CT), has received a $16.5 million cost-shared contract from the US Navy to demonstrate a 0.625 MW marine fuel cell power plant operating on diesel fuel, based on the company's Direct FuelCell technology.

FuelCell Energy will build, test and deliver the ship service fuel cell (SSFC) power plant for evaluation at a Navy facility."The SSFC program is a key Navy initiative to meet the power generation requirements for future ships, including reduced fuel consumption, lower maintenance and reduced signatures," said Dr. Albert Tucker, director, Hull, Mechanical and Electrical S&T Division, Office of Naval Research.