May 23, 2005

Fuel Cell Technologies provides system for Memphis greenhouse

KINGSTON, ONT-Fuel Cell Technologies Limited (FCT) recently shipped one of its solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) systems to the Memphis Botanic Garden. The 5 kW SOFC combined heat and power (CHP) system. The unit will supply heat and electrical power to the Conservatory greenhouse, in order to provide domestic hot water and maintain the tropical environment required in the greenhouse. The installation is being funded by Gas Technology Institute's (GTI) Distributed Generation Mutual Fund (DGMF) members. "Members of the DGMF consortium are primarily gas utilities who have a keen interest in promoting the use of fuel cells, especially SOFCs because of their high efficiencies and environmental benefits, as well as the combined heat and power capabilities," said FCT president and CEO John Stannard. Memphis Light, Gas, and Water, a DGMF member, will act as the host utility. GTI is a leading U.S. research, development and training organization serving the natural gas industry, and is a key participant in this initiative. More information is available from Vikram Varma at FCT, 613/541-6109, FAX 613/544-2649, E-mail

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