Saturday, 18 March 2017

Daesan Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Source: Doosan, 6th January 2017

Doosan Fuel Cell Will Embark on the World’s First Hydrogen Only Fuel Cell Project

Doosan Fuel Cell signed an Agreement to participate in the Daesan Hydrogen Only Fuel Cell Power Plant Project at the Renewable Energy Investment Forum hosted by the Korea Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy in December of last year. This will be a 50MW fuel cell project that will be the first to use hydrogen as the only fuel source for the fuel cells that will generate power. 

The project will utilize hydrogen supplied by Hanwha Total Petrochemical Co., Ltd. The stockholders for the project are Hanhwa Energy, Korea East West Power Co., Ltd., Doosan Corporation, and SK Securities. The project, which is scheduled to be completed by June 2019, has a cost estimated at 250 billion Korean won. It will be the world’s largest hydrogen only commercial fuel cell power plant. 

Doosan Fuel Cell has been developing hydrogen only fuel cells as part of its effort to diversify fuel sources for its fuel cells. The ground breaking ceremony for this project is scheduled for the middle of this year, and delivery and installation of the fuel cells at the site is expected to begin in early 2018. 

About Doosan Corporation

Doosan Corporation (Doosan), a South Korea-based industrial company founded in 1896, has current operations in 38 countries and has been a Fortune Global 2000 company since 2007. Doosan has fuel cell businesses located in South Windsor, Connecticut and Seoul, South Korea. Doosan’s Fuel Cell Business Group designs, engineers and manufactures fuel cells for commercial and industrial applications. With its growing team, and focus on innovation and technology leadership, Doosan’s stated vision is to be the global leader in the fuel cell industry.

About Hanwha Energy Corporation

Hanwha Energy Corporation, a South Korea-based company founded in 2007, works in the development, production, transport, distribution, and sales of energy, including district energy, renewable energy, and resource development.

About Korea East West Power Co., Ltd.

Korea East West Power, which was spun off from Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) in 2001, currently operates 5 of Korea’s generation plants and owns 11.1% of the nation’s generation equipment.

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