Doosan Fuel Cell Builds World’s Largest By-product Hydrogen Fuel Cell Power Plant
- Pollutant-free green & reliable next gen power generation
‘Daesan Hydrogen Fuel Cell Power Plant’ completion ceremony was held on 28 July. Doosan supplied its 114 hydrogen fuel cells to the plant. The Power Plant is fueled by by-product hydrogen and it is world’s first and largest in its kind.
Doosan Fuel Cell supplied the plant with 114 by-product hydrogen fuel cells (each of which is rated at 440 kilowatts, 50 megawatts combined). Doosan Fuel Cell will also provide maintenance services for 20 years down the road.
(*A fuel cell size: 8.3m x 2.5m x 3.0m)
These fuel cells consume by-product hydrogen left over from petrochemical facilities. Once waste hydrogen arrives at the power plant, the hydrogen will meet with oxygen, triggering an electrochemical reaction so as to generate electricity and heat.
This is efficient and eco-friendly as greenhouse gas and other air pollutants are not emitted. Furthermore, it contributes to purifying air thanks to embedded HEPA filters. Compared to solar, wind, and other renewables, the fuel cell is more reliable and its energy yields per square meter are better.
Founded in January 2018 as a joint venture by Doosan Fuel Cell, Hanwha Energy, and Korea East-west Power Co., Daesan Green Energy built 50MW Daesan Hydrogen Fuel Cell Power Plant at the Daesan industrial complex in Seosan, South Chungcheong Province, South Korea. The plant started commercial operation in last June, with 400,000 MWh annual energy yields, which can power approximately 160,000 households in this area.
“South Korea is gaining momentum to get ahead in the global fuel cell market thanks to Daesan Hydrogen Fuel Cell Power Plant,” said Sookyung Yoo, CEO of Doosan Fuel Cell. “Doosan Fuel Cell will remain committed to raising ratio of domestic parts for our fuel cells to 100 % from the current 98%, not mention to production ramp-up under the government hydrogen economy roadmap. We are excited to grow alongside our partners and bring healthy business ecosystem to the industry.”
Doosan Fuel Cell contains hydrogen fuel cell core technology and built a manufacturing factory in Iksan, North Jeolla Province in May 2017. The factory is capable of producing 168 units of 440kW power plants (74 MW combined) annually. Doosan Fuel Cell has supplied 987 fuel cells, equivalent to 433.86MW, in South Korea.
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