Advantages

The Prometheus-5 product proposes an alternative solution for power and heat generation, using hydrogen and fuel cells. Currently, the targeting market segment (remote or back-up power generation) is served by diesel or gasoline generators which rely on mature and relatively low cost technology. However, Prometheus-5 presents a number of advantages over the conventional technology:

  • More than double electrical efficiency
  • Lower operational costs
  • Lower maintenance costs
  • Reduced greenhouse gases emissions
  • Elimination of atmospheric pollutants
  • Excellent performance at partial loads
  • Operation with alternative to gasoline/diesel fuels (Natural Gas, Propane/LPG or Biogas).
  • Capable to operate with raw Biogas

Table: Comparison between Prometheus-5 and a 5kW diesel generator

 

Electrical Efficiency (%)

Fuel Cost* (€/kWh)

CO2 equivalent
(kg CO2 produced/kWh)

NOx
(g/kWh)

HC
(g/kWh)

COx
(g/kWh)

PM
(g/kWh)

SOx
(g/kWh)

Prometheus-5

35

0.26

0.76

0.004

0.04

0.3

N/A

0

Conventional Diesel Generator

16

0.58

2.57

7.5

8.0

0.4

0.17

* based on Greek market prices (10/2016). Propane as a feeing fuel for Prometheus-5.