Volume 90 Issue 7 | p. 20 | Concentrates
Issue Date: February 13, 2012

Solvay Starts Up Fuel Cell In Belgium

Department: Business
Keywords: fuel cells, catalysts, membrane electrode assemblies
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Solvay’s demonstration fuel cell.
Credit: Solvay
Solvay has commissioned what it calls the world’s largest proton exchange fuel cell (shown) at its SolVin vinyls plant in Antwerp, Belgium.
 
Solvay’s demonstration fuel cell.
Credit: Solvay

Solvay has commissioned what it calls the world’s largest proton-exchange membrane fuel cell at its SolVin vinyls plant in Antwerp, Belgium. The 1-MW demonstration unit, which cost more than $7 million, converts hydrogen generated at the site into electricity. It includes membrane electrode assemblies manufactured from Solvay’s Aquivion perfluorosulfonic acid polymer and Umicore’s platinum-based Elyst catalyst. The assemblies were made by SolviCore, a Germany-based joint venture of Solvay and Umicore.

 
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