IdaTech installs renewable fuel cell for T-Mobile

Staff writer
28 Oct 2011


IdaTech announced that its Bio-HydroPlus renewable fuel has been installed by T-Mobile on its network in California.


Bio-HydroPlus is a liquid fuel mixture of bio-methanol (62% methanol by weight) and de-ionized water for powering IdaTech’s backup power fuel cell systems.


IdaTech’s ElectraGen fuel cell systems were developed specifically to provide critical backup power to the telecom market when loss of grid occurs. Telecom network operators are choosing fuel cell systems instead of diesel generators for backup power, and fuel cell systems with renewable fuel provide operators with clean, quiet power from a sustainable source.


T-Mobile in the state of California recently installed the ElectraGen ME Fuel Cell System on its network, and is using Bio-HydroPlus fuel to power the system.  Officials attending the installation witnessed the first use of Bio-HydroPlus in the state of California and saw the backup power fuel cell quietly startup and deliver 5,000 watts of clean power while operating on renewable fuel.


The availability of renewable fuel is exciting news for IdaTech, who worked extensively with bio-methanol suppliers to develop the fuel. As a result, customers can now qualify to receive additional government incentives associated with the renewable Bio-HydroPlus.


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