First Element Energy is working to become the leading provider of low temperature fuel cell and liquid fuel reformer technology to power your business. Our efficient, powerful, compact, modular and remotely managed systems are a cost effective solutions to your critical business backup and base load or off-grid power needs. Our systems will make a positive difference for your business compared to traditional power sources and we can to put them to work on a large scale.
We offer multiple fuel options, pure clean hydrogen, liquid methanol and liquid ammonia by special request. These liquid fuels are LOWER cost than compressed hydrogen or diesel. They are also easily transportable, stable, have ultra low emissions and provide dramatically higher fuel storage in the same space compared to traditional compressed gas cylinders.
Increasingly severe weather and man-made disasters are causing longer power outages affecting your revenue and profitability. A more robust and longer running UPS allows your point-of-sale and ATM systems to operate longer, enables restocking orders, continues wireless communications and security networks, and allows you to support your customers when they need it the most- during emergencies.
First Element Energy’s enhanced fuel cell UPS product allows continued store operation and profitability for days or weeks, long after your competitor’s stores go ‘dark’. This product replaces legacy battery operated UPS systems that typically run less than 30 minutes, has an internal instantaneous ATS (automatic transfer switch), remote monitoring, operations and alarms, and allows operation of motor loads, such as printers, that other UPS systems do not allow.
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Trade Lead: China – Fuel Cell Application for Telecommunications
A USTDA grant is partially funding a Feasibility Study and pilot project for Jiangsu Communications Services Company, Ltd. to evaluate fuel cell applications within the telecommunications infrastructure in China and achieve a design that is targeted and acceptable to the vast potential of the Chinese market. The fuel cell systems would be used for both backup and baseload or off-grid power, replacing lead acid batteries and diesel fueled combustion generators. The Contractor is First Element Energy based in Lenexa, Kansas USA.
The pilot portion of the activity consisted of installation of First Element’s fuel cell units at two sites. The first unit, which is fueled by compressed hydrogen gas, has been successfully tested and approved by a major Chinese carrier as a back-up power source for a telecommunications station. The second system differs from the first because it is able to use a mixture of liquid methanol and water as fuel. The key feature on this second system is a reformer that converts the mixed liquid fuel into hydrogen gas, which is then used by the fuel cell to generate power. The advantages of the methanol system are near-zero emissions, lower fuel costs, easier fuel distribution, and much longer times between refueling intervals. This integrated system is able to cost-effectively compete against diesel generators in baseload power use. In addition, in-country training has been completed on both systems and the feasibility study portion of the activity is nearing completion.
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First Element Energy has been issued a multi-million dollar Purchase Order for our 3 kW base-load liquid-cooled Methanol Reformer fuel cell system for a major telecom operator in Indonesia. This multi-year agreement will supply a minimum of 300 systems for use in off-grid rural environments. First Elements 3-10kW air and liquid-cooled methanol products are for use in backup and base-load applications for the government, international, retail, and commercial sectors.