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A power plant based on fuel cells

Akzo Nobel’s Base Chemicals business has launched a three-year research project to determine the feasibility of setting up a power plant based on fuel cells.

The project is being carried out jointly with NedStack, a firm that produces and develops fuel cells. Akzo Nobel’s Energy business unit, producer of electricity and steam, will also contribute to the project. The companies are gathering information on having such a facility linked to a chlorine electrolysis plant. A fuel cells power plant is characterized by its high output - more than 60 percent and zero emissions – and only water is emitted during the generation of power.It is expected that the application of fuel cell technology in the production of chlorine, could yield electrical power savings of approximately 20 percent. The project is supported by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs within the framework of EDL (energy saving through innovation) program.

 

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