Hands across the water

Osaka Gas has reached an agreement with Ebara Ballard, Ebara, and Ballard Generation Systems to jointly develop polymer electrolyte fuel cells.

Osaka Gas has reached an agreement with Ebara Ballard, Ebara, and Ballard Generation Systems (BGS) to jointly develop polymer electrolyte fuel cells (PEFC) for residential use.

According to the agreement, the companies will launch a residential-use PEFC cogeneration system by using fuel cells developed by Ballard Power Systems in conjunction with a high-efficiency fuel reformer developed by Osaka Gas.

Ebara Ballard and BGS have already completed the testing of the reformer and verified its performance.

Ebara Ballard developed a prototype of 1kW PEFC system in February 2001 and achieved an efficiency of 42%.

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