posted on Jan, 20 2013 @ 07:57 PM
I just found this article too...
Biogas Fuel Cell Power Plant Comes Online
A California water utility has switched on a 2.8 megawatt (MW) power plant that runs on biogas generated on-site - the largest in the world. Fuel
cells enable the water recycling plant to convert waste biogas into electricity - all produced on-site.
Certainly seems energy companies are taking this very seriously indeed! Will they see a saving on their electricity bills? Do the residents even know
how their power is being produced now? lol
The installation was designed and financed by Anaergia Services under a 20-year power purchase agreement. Anaergia is behind more than 1,600 similar
projects globally, including a new facility in the UK that will convert 30,000 tons of food waste from London a year into renewable energy.
1,600 projects globally for one company?
Perhaps this is the place to invest?
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Edit: The more I look the more I uncover...
10 MW of Biogas Powered Fuel
Cells for Apple Data Centre
Cupertino, California based computing and electronics giant, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) has applied to the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC)to
expand the landfill gas powered fuel cell facility at its Maiden data centre from 4.8 MW up to 10 MW. According to the company, in total the data
centre will draw around 20 MW of power at full capacity, of which it will produce some 60% on-site. Once upgraded to 10MW, Apple's fuel cell facility
will once again be the largest non-utility fuel cell installation operating anywhere in the U.S. - a crown which it briefly lost to ebay's 6 MW
facility in Utah - also fuelled by landfill gas.
These last 2 are only from december last year so are basically braking news! Up until about a week ago I didn't even know any of this existed!
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Edit: Let me add something else from that apple article...
The initial 4.8 MW fuel cell installation began start-up and testing in October 2012 and the full 10 MW plant is anticipated to be operational by
Holy cow! Can you tell me of another tech like this that can be set up that fast! They must of been impressed with the initial install!
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