Wärtsilä and VPS combine their fuel-cell technologies

Finnish power sources provider Wärtsilä and Versa Power Systems (VPS), a developer of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC), have announced a co-operative agreement to develop and integrate Versa Power’s SOFC technology into Wärtsilä products.

A key target of the agreement is to develop commercial Wärtsilä fuel-cell products that generate power and heat for various applications in the distributed energy and marine markets.

The agreement allows Wärtsilä to integrate VPS fuel-cell stack modules, and provides VPS with greater opportunity to commercialise fuel-cell products in large markets around the globe.