Patented High-Temperature PEM Fuel Cell Design
Trenergi has developed a new type of PEM fuel cell known as HTPEM - High Temperature PEM. This patented technology not only operates efficiently - greater than 40% electrical efficiency - but provides heat at a very useful temperature of 160-180°C that can be used for space heating and hot water. This means the total energy available is over 80% of the energy put in. This patented design also has a useful life that is 2-3 times as long as other fuel cell technologies.
- Trenergi's HTPEM fuel cell can operate on a variety of fuels such as natural gas, propane or even diesel fuel. Older LTPEM fuel cells require pure hydrogen as a fuel source
- Trenergi's HTPEM fuel cell can be turned on and off anytime as needed making it ideal for residential and many commercial applications. Other fuel cell designs are meant to be operated continuously as the process of turning them on and off shortens their lifespan. When you do turn them off and back on, they can take 20, 30 minutes or more to begin to provide electricity.