Center for Advanced BioEnergy Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Friday, November 12, 2010

Fuel cell to turn California sewage gas into renewable energy
November 10, 2010
By James Cartledge

A wastewater treatment plant in Chino, Southern California, is set to turn its biogas byproduct into renewable energy, using a high-tech fuel cell system.

The 2.8 megawatt project is being developed by biomass power project developer UTS Bioenergy LLC on behalf of the Inland Empire Utilities Agency.

UTS Bioenergy is purchasing a DFC3000 fuel cell system from Connecticut-based manufacturer FuelCell Energy, Inc., and will operate the facility, selling power to the IEUA under a 20-year power purchase agreement.

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