Supply of clean water and efficient management of waste water are among the most vital urban environmental services. For communities, water related services are also often the biggest energy consumers – underlining the significance of water-energy nexus. It is therefore easy to view waste as a problem to be mitigated, something to be reduced to a tolerable level, and kept out of sight. Another mind-set is possible. Organic waste contains significant quantities of energy embedded in it. The facts that these streams of organic matter are distributed across our communities, trickle down in small streams and have low energy density, have made it difficult to capture that energy anywhere else but in locations with large populations and high population densities. A European project DEMOSOFC showcases a replicable concept by which power generation can be integrated into water services at superb efficiency in small and medium sized facilities, too, making good use of modular nature of fuel cells and fuel flexibility of SOFC technology. The video below presents the concept by an example from Collegno waste water treatment facility of SMAT in Turin region, Italy.
Author: Tuomas Hakala
Convion opens a €4M funding round
Convion Oy, a leading developer of solid oxide fuel cell based products for distributed power generation, is pleased to announce its intention to raise up to 4 million euros with existing and new investors. Convion will raise new capital through offering equity shares via a round facilitated by Springvest Oy. Continue reading “Convion opens a €4M funding round”
New clean energy system to make Finnish business district self-sufficient
LEMPÄÄLÄ, FINLAND – Lempäälän Energia Oy and leading fuel cell system developer Convion have signed an agreement regarding a delivery of two Convion C50 fuel cell systems to Marjamäki district. The delivery is part of project LEMENE, earmarked by the Finnish government as a key project in helping the country achieve its national energy targets for decarbonisation. Continue reading “New clean energy system to make Finnish business district self-sufficient”
Welcome to meet us at FC EXPO 2018, Tokyo
We are pleased to welcome you to the Finland Pavilion of 14th International Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Expo. The FC EXPO 2018 is a premiere industry exhibition and a conference, held this year from February 28th through March 2nd, 2018 at Tokyo Big Sight, Japan. Convion will be accompanied with VTT and Elcogen at a booth W22-74 in West Hall 2F. Continue reading “Welcome to meet us at FC EXPO 2018, Tokyo”
DEMOSOFC Workshop and a site visit – Do not miss!
Convion is pleased to be presenting at an open DEMOSOFC workshop in Turin, Italy, on November 14. The workshop will provide a mix of technical and economic aspects of an industrial application of SOFC fuel cells, and expert insights from both academia and industry. The event is part of the DEMOSOFC, a European project which has received funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking.
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Convion SOFC generates zero emission electricity and heat from biogas in Italy
Convion has started operating a biogas fuelled C50 SOFC system in Italy. The start-up marks a launch of a demonstration of Convion’s fuel flexible C50 SOFC co-generation unit at an industrial biogas installation and an important milestone along the path of commercialization of the product. After a successful trial operation of the module in Finland and completion of site installation at Collegno waste water treatment plant of SMAT, the unit started producing power and heat for the plant’s own consumption. The installation is the largest solid oxide fuel cell plant in the world fueled by biogas directly. Continue reading “Convion SOFC generates zero emission electricity and heat from biogas in Italy”
Convion and h2e Power Systems help power India by fuel cells
The Finnish fuel cell company Convion and the US h2ePower Systems have signed a co-operation agreement, which aims to provide renewable, highly efficient and emission free electricity to the Indian market. Continue reading “Convion and h2e Power Systems help power India by fuel cells”
Hear our latest news at Hannover Messe
Public forum, Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 10.20
Convion’s first 50 kW SOFC System C50 using CFY-stacks, developed by Fraunhofer IKTS/Plansee
Please, come and see us at the Group Exhibit Hydrogen + Fuel Cells + Batteries, @H2FC_Hannover, held within HANNOVER MESSE 2017. Check out the entire forum program for interesting interviews and presentations. The forum program will be available at the organizers YouTube channel after the event.
Would you like to schedule a face-to-face meeting with us at the fair grounds? Please contact Mr. Tuomas Hakala, firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. +358-400-359 776. We look forward to seeing you in Hannover.
Edit: Date corrected to April 25.
Superb performance with renewable biogas
Convion Ltd. is pleased to announce that the company has successfully started testing of a first biogas fuel cell unit belonging to a pilot delivery to Italy. The system went live last week in Espoo, Finland and since then, it has shown in the trial run a superb electrical efficiency above 55% net-AC when run on biogas. Equipped with exhaust heat recovery, total efficiency is above 82%. The unit will undergo a series of tests at Convion premises prior to shipment to Turin, Italy.
Welcome to meet us at FC EXPO 2017, Tokyo
We are pleased to welcome you to the meet us at the Finland Pavilion of 13th International Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Expo. The FC EXPO 2017 is a premiere annual industry exhibition and a conference not to be missed. The event will be held inside of The World Smart Energy Week 2017 and it takes place from March 1st through March 3rd, 2017 at Tokyo Big Sight, Japan. Please, meet us at the booth E64-55 in East Hall. We are happy to tell you more about Convion’s product offering, technology, application and partnership opportunities and our oncoming product demonstrations. Should you wish to schedule a face-to-face meeting with us, please contact us by email before the exhibition, or use the event’s appointment request service. Continue reading “Welcome to meet us at FC EXPO 2017, Tokyo”