Nuvera and Takagi Join to Develop Fuel Cell Systems

June 29, 2004 by Jeff Shepard

Nuvera Fuel Cells Inc. (Cambridge, MA) and Takagi Industrial Co. Ltd. (Japan) announced an agreement to develop commercial fuel-cell-based cogeneration systems for the Japanese market. The parties will be building on technology they have already developed and deployed for the Japan Gas Association.

Takagi, a leading Japanese manufacturer of commercial and residential water heating products, will integrate its heat management system with Nuvera's 5 kW Avanti™ fuel cell power system. Takagi will also manufacture certain components for Nuvera. Nuvera's Avanti system uses natural gas to generate hot water and electricity. Takagi's heat management system will store the hot water and interface it with the end customer's thermal demand.