AIR Fuel Cell Technologies
Meeting the World's energy needs today
AIR is an integrated fuel cell company that designs, installs, operates and services stationary fuel cell power plants.As a leading global fuel cell company, we provide ultra-clean, efficient and reliable baseload distributed generation for electric utilities, commercial and industrial companies, universities, municipalities, government entities and other customers around the world.
Versatile and environmentally responsible energy
Direct fuel cell power plants offered by AIR can utilize a variety of fuels including renewable biogas from wastewater treatment and food processing, as well as clean natural gas, directed biogas and propane. Our power plants produce power electrochemically, without burning fuels and making them clean, quiet and environmentally responsible alternatives to combustion-based generation.
Comprehensive Operations,Maintenance, and Installation Services
AIR offers a comprehensive portfolio of services for fuel cell power plants. Specially trained technicians and engineers remotely operate and maintain virtually our entire installed base of power plants globally, 24 hours per day, 365 days per year from the state-of-the-art technical assistance centers. Field service technicians directly employed by AIR service the power plants on-site.
Our direct fuel cell power plants efficiently convert hydrogen and oxygen into ultra-clean electricity and usable high quality heat suitable for making steam. The hydrogen is obtained from a fuel source such as renewable biogas, and is reformed within the fuel cell itself. This unique internal reforming technology provides fuel flexibilty for power plants, including on-site renewable biogas or directed biogas generated at a distant location.Power plants operating on renewable biogas efficiently convert a waste product into ultra-clean electricity and heat, solving economic and sustainability challenges for our customers. Biogas is generated by the decay of organic material (i.e., biomass). This decaying organic matter releases methane, or biogas. A harmful greenhouse gas, the biogas cannot be released directly into the atmosphere, while flaring creates pollutants and wastes this potential fuel source. Capturing and using biogas as a fuel to generate power solves these challenges in a carbon-neutral manner.