Hydrogen Separator for Navy


Power+Energy Delivers 50 kW Hydrogen Separator Unit to Navy for Fuel Cell

Navy to incorporate unit into Philadelphia fuel cell demo system

IVYLAND, Pa./EWORLDWIRE/January 29, 2008

Power+Energy has delivered its largest hydrogen separation membrane assembly to date to the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) in Philadelphia. This unit is one of the deliverables under a project funded by the Office of Naval Research. The membrane system is designed to extract fuel cell grade hydrogen from a stream of reformed logistic diesel fuel (JP-8). This unit will be installed by the Navy into a demonstration system, which will convert diesel fuel into high-purity hydrogen to feed a large hydrogen fuel cell.

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Power+Energy has also delivered similar smaller-capacity hydrogen separators to a number of other organizations developing fuel cell power systems. The objective is to convert readily available liquid fuels into the high-quality hydrogen stream necessary to reliably operate a fuel cell power system. Power+Energy has recently demonstrated the use of its palladium-alloy membrane technology to deliver hydrogen from a number of fuels, including methanol, ethanol and E85 (a mixture of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline). Under two additional contracts, the company is commercializing membranes that can tolerate the high concentrations of sulfur commonly found in military fuels, and systems that recycle waste energy and water from the system.

About Power+Energy

Power & Energy is headquartered in Pennsylvania, USA. Established in 1993, the company’s mission is to enable the hydrogen economy and promote energy efficiency through the application of micro-channel technologies. The company provides a full range of micro-channel hydrogen purifiers to ultra-high purity users across the U.S., Asia and Europe.

Power & Energy is leading the way to the hydrogen economy with proprietary manufacturing and patented hydrogen purification, separation and generation technologies. Power & Energy’s Micro-Channel palladium-alloy hydrogen purifiers purify any grade of hydrogen to nine-nines purity, meeting the most stringent requirements for semiconductor fabrication processes, including light emitting diode manufacture, solar cell manufacture and the manufacture of other compound and silicon semiconductors. Power & Energy’s Micro-Channel hydrogen purifiers are also ideal for metallurgy, R&D, and instrumentation applications. Power & Energy’s Micro-Channel membrane systems can also be used to efficiently separate hydrogen from reformed fuels and synthesis gas mixtures.
Power & Energy is now applying its hydrogen expertise to the fuel cell vehicle refueling market. Power & Energy has recognized that highly compact, low cost, and efficient hydrogen generators that can convert existing liquid fuels to hydrogen at the refueling station will enable the rapid development of the hydrogen refueling infrastructure that fuel-cell vehicles will require. The company’s expertise in the design and manufacture of micro-channel gas processors provides the basis for this exciting new venture.

For further information, contact Noel Leeson, Power & Energy Inc., 106 Railroad Drive, Ivyland, PA 18974-1449, e-mail sales@powerandenergy.com.