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April 8, 2024

FuelCell Energy extends agreement with ExxonMobil; works to develop carbonate fuel cell technology for commercial market

Contributed Danbury-based FuelCell Energy's new 14-megawatt fuel cell park in Derby.

Danbury-based FuelCell Energy Inc. is working to develop technology that captures CO2 emissions from industrial sources, which it uses to produce electricity and hydrogen simultaneously, for the commercial market.

FuelCell announced Monday that it has updated and extended an agreement with ExxonMobil Technology and Engineering Co. that allows development of the carbonate fuel cell to continue. 

The agreement allows FuelCell to incorporate elements of the jointly developed technology into products it is marketing to customers, the announcement states.

FuelCell and ExxonMobil partnered to develop the technology for a pilot project at the Esso Nederland BV Rotterdam Manufacturing Complex in the Netherlands. The project startup is expected in early 2026.

The new agreement is expected to “accelerate delivery” of the technology to the market.

“Through this updated agreement, we can move more quickly to provide access to this superior technology in our existing platform targeting small to mid-scale opportunities while we demonstrate large scale carbon capture at Esso’s refinery in Rotterdam,” said Jason Few, CEO and president of FuelCell.

Manufacturing for the Rotterdam project has begun at FuelCell’s Torrington facility.

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