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FuelCell Energy (FCEL +4.3%) gains after announcing a project utilizing a stationary fuel cell...

FuelCell Energy (FCEL +4.3%) gains after announcing a project utilizing a stationary fuel cell power plant to support Microsoft's (MSFT +0.7%) latest data center research project. The power plant will utilize renewable biogas generated by a wastewater treatment facility to generate ultra-clean and carbon-neutral electricity to power MSFT's Data Plant project in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The project could be groundbreaking for FCEL to demonstrate the effectiveness of using it's biogas technology as an efficient source of sustainable power.
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  • FCE has already proved the process works over the past several years by stacks set up to make electricity and heat from onion processing off-gassing, as well as paint off gassing, and most specifically, stacks at water treatment plants, previously announced. Read about FCE's projects with the coal industry to clean up coal burning, as well as an amazing number of other projects.

     

    FWIW, and my bets are placed here; focus on companies that can clean up what we currently use to make energy, companies that develop distributed energy solutions, and the companies that will solve the problems some of these solutions bring.

     

    FCE doesn't bring any problems; study this company's history. But, solar, sea, and windmill based electricity has to be regulated and stored. There are new companies out there that can regulate and store the distributed energy; one is AXION. There are others.

     

    With the size of the POSCO order ($181,000,000.00) and now MS, FCEL, the stock may get some respect. The company is getting a lot of respect and the stock is a 10 bagger plus.

     

    How big is the market? For instance, there are water treatment plants in every sizable city in the world.
    19 Nov 2012, 02:24 PM Reply Like
  • thotdoc: You might as well write off Axion Power. It is a two bit company run by three old men and is on its last leg. It managed to snag a contract with Norfolk-Southern to install their LAs in an overhauled railroad yard switcher. The reasoning for using Axion's LAs would never stand up to good engineering principles. Their Carbon/Lead Acid batteries are "cute" but will never make it into the big time, as are many other so called "storage battery" technologies. Only time and a lot of testing will prove which technology is the best and for what use. Windmills and solar cells can join up with reversible Fuel Cells to mfg. H2 that can be stored or put into a pipe line and then reused. Oh! By the way--Axion Power stock was de-listed in July, 2012
    19 Nov 2012, 04:16 PM Reply Like
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