SEOUL, Oct. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Motor Co. and affiliate Kia Corp. have teamed up with fuel cell maker Doosan Fuel Cell Co. to establish a hydrogen fuel cell power system as well as to launch a full-scale demonstration project.
Companies on Thursday held a completion ceremony for the hydrogen fuel cell distributed power system for microgrids at the Ulsan Technopark in Ulsan, 414 km southeast of Seoul.
A distributed power system refers to a power facility for producing and consuming energy in the neighborhood of an electricity consumption area, unlike centralized power generation systems that use the method of sending power generated in a remote area.
Microgrids are a power supply networks that enables independent power production and supply for such distributed power systems.
Hyundai, Kia, Doosan Fuel Cell and the Ulsan Technopark completed facility setup and approval and licensing procedures in March. They are now ready to launch trial operation of the hydrogen fuel cell power system.
The demonstration project will be carried out in the manner of combining different fuel cell systems. Hyundai and Kia’s 500-kilowatt proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFC) and Doosan Fuel Cell’s 440-kilowatt phosphoric acid fuel cells (PAFCs) will be applied at the same time.
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