Fuel Cell Power Plants in Germany
Karlsruhe Factory
Location: BW
Operator: Michelin
Configuration: 1 X 250 kW
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2003
FC supplier: MTU
Quick facts: This was the first high-temperature FC application in a German industrial facility. Half the funding came from the Ministry of Economics and Labor (BMWA) Future Investment Program (ZIP).

Photograph courtesy of MTU
Posted 12 Mar 2005

IPF Magdeburg
Location: ST
Operator: IPF
Configuration: 1 X 250 kW
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2002
FC supplier: MTU
Quick facts: This FC supplies the Magdeburg University Clinical Center. Half the funding came from the Ministry of Economics and Labor (BMWA) Future Investment Program (ZIP).

Photograph courtesy of MTU
Posted 12 Mar 2005

Klinik Bad Neustadt
Location: BY
Operator: Rhön Klinikum AG
Configuration: 1 X 250 kW
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2001
FC supplier: MTU
Quick facts: Project partners were MTU, the state of Bavaria and the grid gas supplier Ferngas Nordbayern.

Photograph courtesy of MTU
Posted 12 Mar 2005

Erdinger Brewery
Location: BY
Operator: Privatbrauerei Erdinger Weissbrau Werner Brombach
Configuration: 1 X 240 kW HM300
Fuel: biogas
Operation: 2009
FC supplier: MTU
Quick facts: Before being discharged, the waste water in the Erdinger facility is sent to an in-house anaerobic pre-sewage treatment system. One of the by-products is biogas and this is sent to a gas cleaning system, also developed by MTU, and then passed to the fuel cell. With heat recovery for space and water heating, thermal efficiencies for the FC installation are in 90% range. The new power plant was inaugurated by the German Federal Minister of Economics and Technology Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg on 8 Jun 2009.

Photograph courtesy of MTU
Posted 12 Aug 2009

Munich Data Center
Location: BY
Operator: T-Systems
Configuration: 1 X 250 kW
Fuel: biogas
Operation: 2007
FC supplier: CFC
Quick facts: This installation was commissioned on 26 Jul 2007 as the first German FC installation using purified biogas for fuel. The lead developer was Deutsche Telekom AG company Power & Air Solutions which worked with Voigt & Haeffner and CFC Solutions. Support was received from the German Ministry for Economics and Technology.

Photograph courtesy of CFC Solutions GmbH
Posted 5 Sep 2009

Treptow
Location: BE
Operator: Vattenfall Europe
Configuration: 1 X 250 kW
Fuel: natural gas, methanol
Operation: 2004
FC supplier: MTU
Quick facts: This was the first high-temperature FC to use natural gas and methanol.

Photograph courtesy of MTU
Posted 12 Mar 2005

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 20-Feb-2017

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