Ballard does not assist in matching fuel cells like theirs with an appropriate reformer to facilitate a stationary fuel cell use methane as the source of the base hydrocarbon. I need help in matching small fuel cells with a commercially avail bale reformer. Jim frankfurth in san diego ca. Do you have a source ??+6 Other Responses
Fuel Cell Technology
We are weighing the economies of scale for fuel cell technologies to power a grocery store (30k sqft to 60k sqft). There are several types we are familiar with and some of the companies that supply them. They are utc power, bloom energy and clear edge 5. With all the power requirements for such a location with 24/7 refrigeration, ac for the store and all the lighting, ovens etc we are looking for ways to keep our costs down and carbon footprint low. Our first 5 stores will be in el paso, tx and one in las cruces nm. Within the next 5+ years we are planning to open 200+ stores.+8 Other Responses
Electro-galvanic Fuel Cells
We have some 10 all glass cabinets of 100 x 180 x 40 cms . Completely sealed and filled with argon gas. The gas is filled by 2 valves : one at the bottom and one on the top.
The top valve is open so that the air inside the cabinet can flow out when filling the argon through the bottom valve. Once the volume is completed, we clos the top valve. However with time, despite the seal, air may replace the argon . We need some kind of detector that will indicate the absence of argon, or the presence of air ( oxygen, carbon dioxyde, nitrogen ) in the cabinet . What do you suggest ?+2 Other Responses