Expected to improve local farm productivity by supplying a fuel cell by-product-heat-Korea Western Power announced recently that it will carry out ‘Smart Farm-linked 5MW fuel cell pilot project’ to National Institute of Horticultural & Creative Sciences, a subsidiary of Rural Development Administration in Wanju-gun, Jeollabuk-do.
Smart Farm-linked fuel cell power generation projects will utilize the by-product characteristics of fuel cells, heat generated during the power generation process in the cooling and heating system of Smart Farm’s glass greenhouses to reduce energy costs and additionally produce carbon dioxide.
Western Power is currently in the process of acquiring the power generation business license with the Rural Development Administration.
Western Power will use its own funds for the total project and the facility will be improved and applied to the project through close cooperation with fuel cell manufacturers to supply heat to the energy farm’s energy control system.
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