The cleanest system so far to convert diesel into electricity
PowerCell develops auxiliary power units (APUs) that produce electricity from various types of fuel. The units consist of a fuel reformer and fuel cell stacks. The fuelreformer makes hydrogen from commercially available fuels such as diesel, gasoline and biofuel. The fuel cellstacks then convert the hydrogen into green electricity and the only waste products are water and carbon dioxide.
The advantages are significantly lower carbon dioxide emissions compared to conventional petrol or dieselrun power units due to lower fuel consumption, and no emissions of particles, carbon monoxide, sulfur or nitricoxide. From a commercial perspective, the significant reduction in the overall cost of energy production of 30–40 percent is an important advantage.
PowerCell has developed the fuel cell stacks in-house that are in the company’s APUs and they are being produced in small-scale series production.