Environmental: Unlike diesel generators, fuels cells do not produce combustion and therefore there are no NOx, SOx, or particulate emissions from the unit. So the fuel cell provide clean energy. Our fuel cell technology is designed for compatibility with other energy generation technologies, especially renewable technologies.
Low-costs: Compared to existing technologies and over the lifetime of the unit, cost savings can be obtained. This includes: maintenance, transport and disposal. In cost-per-unit-of-energy terms, hydrogen or methanol as a carrier to hydrogen compares favorably with both gasoline and diesel.
Efficiency: An Advent fuel cell system is dimensioned according to the exact needs of the customer and it run at a very high efficiency no matter if it is delivering 30 % of its capacity or 100 %. The electrical efficiency rate of a fuel cell is typically 42%.
Reliability: In many cases, fuel cells are able to offer higher reliability and MTBF (Mean Time between Failures) and there is no degradation of capacity over time. Also, fuel cell units have very few moving parts which reduces the need for regular maintenance.
Fuels: The majority of systems operate on hydrogen (in this instance the only emission is water), which can be generated from renewable sources (electrolysis) or from reformed hydrocarbons (methanol, propane, ammonia and natural gas).
High Temperature Tolerance: Unlike batteries, fuel cells do not degrade at extreme temperatures and their range can be between –20 C up to +50 C.
Scalability & Integration: Fuel cells are provided as either standalone unit similar in size to a small refrigerator (for applications like base stations) or can be inserted in cabinets with variable capacity. Fuel cells are fit for outdoor as well as indoor applications.
Autonomy: Fuel cells are able to operate as long as there is available fuel, so storage onsite can be established according to runtime required.
Remote Monitoring: Advent fuel cells can be fully monitored from one central location alerting the operator as to when the system is in use and how long before refueling is required to ensure no downtime.
Space Requirements are low: Fuel cells running at high temperatures are easier to cool, which eliminates the need for spaceous cooling systems.
Small Footprints and Low Noise: Fuel cell systems operate with low noise and vibration meeting regulations for low environmental impact.