Fuel cells are electrochemical devices that generate electricity by a direct electrochemical conversion of fuel with oxygen. Heat emanating from this process can be recovered for practical use. In the lower power range fuel cells are more efficient than engine generators. They are quiet and almost non-polluting.
ALMUS AG is a developer of power generators using Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC). Compared with other fuel cell technologies, Solid Oxide Fuel Cells have many advantages, such as fuel flexibility, high quality waste heat and higher overall electrical system efficiency. Because of its simple design the UBOCELL SOFC technology of ALMUS AG offers superior solutions for many applications.
ALMUS AG has tested its UBOCELL SOFC technology on cells, stacks and systems, and demonstrated its economic advantages. The design and manufacture of the components and modules are continuously refined.
The UBOCELL SOFC Modules can be operated with hydrogen or reformed hydrocarbon fuels. Commercially available gaseous and liquid fuels such as natural gas, propane, gasoline, and diesel as well as biofuels like biogas, methanol or ethanol may be converted to mixtures of carbon monoxide and hydrogen. Both are excellent fuels for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells. The advantages of solid oxide electrolytes are especially strong when hydrocarbon fuels are used for electricity generation.