IdaTech Delivers Propane Fuel Cell System to PERC

January 12, 2003 by Jeff Shepard

IdaTech Corp. (Bend, OR) announced that it has delivered a fully integrated fuel cell system operating on propane to the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) as part of a project funded by the Council's grant program, which supports the research and development of clean and efficient propane utilization equipment. The objective of the program is to build efficient and effective, commercial-grade, propane-fueled, fuel cell systems that can produce both electric and thermal power.

The propane fuel cell system is built on IdaTech's FCS 1200™ platform and incorporates a propane fuel processor capable of reforming propane into greater than 99.9 percent pure hydrogen. Additionally, the fully integrated system includes the Nexa™ power module by Ballard Power Systems Inc. (Vancouver, BC), and a complete balance-of-plant, all in a compact package.

"We are delighted to cooperate with the Council in this program as it demonstrates its commitment to fuel cell technology and the market potential for fuel cell systems operating on propane," said Claude Duss, IdaTech president and CEO. "We are looking forward to strengthening our partnership and market development activities."