Fuel Cell The Center for Sustainable & Renewable Energy Sustainability at ESF
College to install fuel cell SUNY ESF purchases device it hopes to run on gas derived from willow trees 5/11/05
Wednesday, May 11, 2005
By Tim Knauss
Staff writer, Syracuse Post-Standard
The first step toward trying to develop a fuel cell powered by wood has been taken by the State University College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse.
The college said Tuesday it will pay $1.35 million to install a 250-kilowatt fuel cell on campus. The energy-efficient fuel cell should be in place and operating by the end of the year, said Cornelius Murphy, president.
Initially, the fuel cell will run on natural gas, using a chemical reaction to strip out the hydrogen, combine it with oxygen and produce electricity. The fuel cell will make about 8 percent of the electricity used on campus.