mtu presents the "HotModule" fuel cell at the Hanover Fair 2002
Posted on March 27, 2002
From 15 to 20 April, at the Hannover Messe Industrie 2002 (Hanover Industrial Fair 2002), MTU Friedrichshafen will be presenting for the second time the future technology, high-temperature "HotModule" fuel cell.
The "HotModule" is suitable for operation of small, decentralized co-generation power stations as the plant produces electricity as well as steam. The range of applications extends from the health sector, through the chemical and food industries plus agriculture, to IT and the telecommunications sector. The convincing advantage of the "HotModule" compared with combustion-type power stations is its especially environmental-friendly technology. The exhaust consists mainly of steam and low amounts of carbon dioxide, coupled with the very high electrical efficiency of 47%.
Since May 2001, the second 250 kW "HotModule" field-trials plant has been operating successfully in the Rhön-Klinikum in Bad Neustadt. It provides the hospital with electrical power, superheated steam and hot water.
mtu has now gathered more than 21,000 operating hours' experience with its two HotModule plants at the Bielefeld University and the Rhön-Klinikum. During 2002, and on the way to series production, the company will install and operate a number of plants.