The two companies are collaborating on a small-scale mobile methanol fuel cell solution for stationary and auxiliary power generation. The goal is to create a solution with a power range of 5 to 15 kilowatts.
Blue World Technologies and Clayton Power are working together to build a next-generation methanol fuel cell solution to meet auxiliary power demands that is stable, reliable, and low-cost. To provide an immediate and continuous power supply, the methanol fuel cell solution blends Blue World Technologies’ patented high-temperature proton exchange membrane (HTPEM) technology with Clayton Power’s lithium-ion battery solution. The EUDP (Danish Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program) is supporting the effort, which includes Aalborg University as a main knowledge collaborator.
The aim is to develop a compact, flexible, and modular solution in the 5–15 kW power range that can be installed onboard heavy-duty trucks to generate silent and vibration-free energy for powering appliances (air conditioning, TV, microwave, refrigeration, and other equipment) during vehicle stops or as a portable/mobile generator supplying power outside the grid for tools and equipment. When fueled by methanol from renewable sources, the fuel cell power unit emits no particles and has a net-zero carbon footprint.
The main commercial solutions available today are diesel and battery APUs, each with their own benefits and drawbacks. Battery APUs are efficient, silent, and ideal for applications with a specific discharge time. Diesel APUs generate power as long as fuel is available, however, they are dirty, noisy, and inefficient. We are thrilled about the collaboration with Clayton Power, as we are looking forward to combining the best of both worlds and offer an efficient, silent, and CO2-neutral methanol fuel cell APU and mobile generator solution for backup or continuous power generation.”
Mads Friis Jensen, Chief Commercial Officer and Co-founder, Blue World Technologies
“We at Clayton Power are happy to have joined forces with Blue World Technologies. By the collaboration, we are able to combine the best of our technologies into a compact, flexible, and modular solution in the power range between 5 – 15 kW system that accommodates all the challenges there are with alternative solutions solely powered by diesel or batteries.”
Allan Kock, Chief Commercial Officer, Clayton Power