PureCell System

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Doosan Fuel Cell 400kW fuel cell

The PureCell System is a stationary phosphoric acid fuel cell designed, manufactured and marketed by Doosan Fuel Cell America (formerly ClearEdge Power/UTC Power) of South Windsor, Connecticut. Intended for distributed generation and micro combined heat and power applications, it is considered a good match for commercial and industrial buildings such as hotels, hospitals, data centers, supermarkets and educational institutions.[1] PureCell System says that its users will see lower energy costs,[2] reduced emissions, 95% system efficiency, 10-year cell stack durability[3] and 20-year product life.[4] It utilizes a combustion-free process with natural gas and converts heat exhaust into cooling and heating, turning potential waste into usable energy.[5]


On August 17, 2011, it was announced that the PureCell Model 400 system fleet had reached 200,000 hours of field operation.[6] In September 2013, ClearEdge Power announced that its 400 kW stationary fuel cell surpassed 1,000,000 hours of field operation.[7]

ClearEdge Power’s chief operating officer Joe Triompo[8] said that PureCell System repeat customers include The Coca-Cola Company, Cox Communications,[9] and Whole Foods Market.[10]

Other customers include First National Bank of Omaha,[11] Price Chopper Supermarkets,[12] the Condé Nast Building (officially, 4 Times Square), Shaw's,[13] GS Power Co./Samsung,[14] Becker + Becker,[15] St. Helena Hospital, the World Trade Center,[16] The Octagon,[17] New Haven City Hall,[18] South Windsor High School,[19] 360 State Street,[20] Albertsons,[21] the University of Connecticut[22] Diversey, Inc.,[23] and Eastern Connecticut State University.[24]


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  2. ^ Craig Karmin. "Powering Up With New Fuel Cells" (PDF). Beckerandbecker.com. Retrieved 2013-10-31. 
  3. ^ Clancy, Heather (2011-07-27). "Energy-in-a-box: More businesses try prime fuel cells". SmartPlanet. Retrieved 2013-10-31. 
  4. ^ "UTC Power, LLC: Private Company Information - Businessweek". Investing.businessweek.com. Retrieved 2013-10-31. 
  5. ^ "UTC Power Says Supermarkets a Good Fit for Fuel Cells". Reuters. 2009-09-14. Retrieved 2013-10-31. 
  6. ^ "Governor Dannel P. Malloy Visits UTC Power as Company Celebrates Milestone". FuelCellsWorks. 2011-08-17. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 
  7. ^ http://www.worldofcogeneration.com/cogeneration_chp/3418-clearedge_power_purecell_fuel_cell_fleet_surpasses_one_million_h.html
  8. ^ "ClearEdge Power closes deal on UTC Power". Reminder News. Retrieved 2013-10-31. 
  9. ^ "Cox Communications Partners with UTC Power to Install Fuel Cells in California - SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn., Feb. 7, 2011/PRNewswire/". Connecticut, California: Prnewswire.com. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 
  10. ^ "Fuel Cell Industry Growing Again". Sustainablebusiness.com. 2011-07-13. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 
  11. ^ http://www.energymanagertoday.com/first-national-bank-of-omaha-upgrades-its-fuel-cell-system-097121/
  12. ^ "Price Chopper Uses Fuel Cell Power · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader". Environmentalleader.com. 2010-01-29. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 
  13. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20100615142054/http://masstech.org/project_detail.cfm?ProjSeq=1153. Archived from the original on June 15, 2010. Retrieved February 9, 2012.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  14. ^ "Samsung Everland To Install 4.8-MW Fuel Cell System | Renewable Energy News Article". Renewableenergyworld.com. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 
  15. ^ Thomas MacMillan (2011-08-26). "360 State's Green Power Goes Untapped". New Haven Independent. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 
  16. ^ "Fuel Cells To Power New World Trade Center | Renewable Energy News Article". Renewableenergyworld.com. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 
  17. ^ Susan DeFreitas (2011-06-08). "Fuel Cell Powering New York Apartments". Earthtechling. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 
  18. ^ Appel, Allan (2012-01-16). "1st Fuel Cell Arrives At City Hall". New Haven Independent. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 
  19. ^ "South Windsor High School". Ctcleanenergy.com. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 
  20. ^ "Business New Haven" (PDF). Beckerandbecker.com. Retrieved 2013-10-31. 
  21. ^ "Albertsons Store to Use Fuel Cell for Energy | Latest News content from". Supermarket News. 2010-08-31. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 
  22. ^ "Center for Clean Energy Engineering Web". Energy.uconn.edu. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 
  23. ^ MICHAEL BURKE mburke@journaltimes.com (2010-12-20). "$2.5M fuel cell to heat, power Diversey HQ". Journaltimes.com. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 
  24. ^ Bachman, Dwight (2011-10-31). "Eastern Works with UTCP on Campus Fuel Cell Project - Press Releases". Easternct.edu. Archived from the original on 2012-05-24. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 

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