Breakthrough Fuel Cell Promises to Abate Methane/Noise Problems at Well-Heads

By November 12, 2018 2   min read  (344 words)

November 12, 2018 |

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ALPHARETTA, Ga.– FCET (Fuel Cell Enabling Technologies, Inc.) has taken major steps toward bringing its breakthrough fuel cell technology to oil and gas well-head sites, helping solve the dual problems of methane emissions and noise pollution that plague many of these sites.

Many oil and gas producing wells run on electricity produced by generators with methane emissions that exceed EPA limits. Some of them also violate municipal zoning prohibitions against “noise pollution.” FCET's fuel cells generate electricity silently and with zero methane emissions.

FCET has entered into an agreement with NiGen International LLC (Houston, TX) to place FCET's fuel cell “stack” on platforms containing all the features needed to make the company's system complete. FCET also reached agreement with Archer and Associates (Palo Pinto, TX) to provide maintenance services for the installed FCET system. According to FCET president Mark Deininger, “These two agreements with leaders in their respective fields form vital links in the connection between FCET and its ultimate customers.” Deininger added, “We know that our fuel cell system offers competitive advantages that make it the ideal solution to the persistent problems of methane gas emissions and excess noise faced by oil and gas drillers. These agreements will provide our target customers with confidence that we can deliver and maintain the systems we sell them.”

Deininger noted that the company also is in the final stages of negotiations with David Low (Frisco, TX), the owner of oil-producing properties, to acquire FCET's fuel cell system for installation at one or more well-heads in north Texas or Oklahoma. “We are grateful for the trust placed in us by Mr. Low. We expect to repay that trust through the outstanding performance of our fuel cell system.”

FCET, Inc. is the developer of low-temperature solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) incorporating nanoscale films to increase performance while reducing costs. The company holds numerous U.S. patents, with many more pending, for its innovative technology, which is poised to disrupt the fuel cell industry and usher in a new age of clean, efficient energy.


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