Global Thermoelectric Reports Fuel Cell System Progress

July 07, 2002 by Jeff Shepard

Global Thermoelectric Inc. (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) announced that it has successfully completed the scheduled assembly and initial testing of its three latest-generation, prototype, residential, 2kW fuel cell systems as part of its alliance with Enbridge Inc. (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) to commercialize residential fuel cell systems.

The company also successfully completed the development of a 5kW propane, proof-of-concept, partial-oxidation reformer and demonstrated the ability of Global's solid-oxide fuel cell technology to use propane as a feedstock. The proof-of-concept reformer was based on an existing natural gas fuel processor modified to reform propane. The test results will be used to develop the next-generation propane fuel processor.