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Australian invented BlueGen fuel cell devices ignored locally but awarded in Germany

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Australian company, Ceramic Fuel Cell's BlueGen fuel cell device was recently awarded a prestigious government award in Germany for the most innovative company to invest in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia this year.

At its new production facility in Heinsberg, Germany, Ceramic Fuel Cells is producing “a key technology of the future". The Victorian-based company was praised by NRW.INVEST, North Rhine-Westphalia's economic development agency, for investing €9.5m (AU$14.16m) in the facility and contributing “to a more efficient and cleaner energy supply in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Ceramic Fuel has not attracted nearly as much excitement in Australia, forcing Ceramic Fuel Cell to go global to survive. Roughly the size of a dishwasher, BlueGen fuel cell devices use solid oxide fuel cell technology to convert natural gas into electricity and heat. They generally produce more than enough electricity to power the average household. 

To view this entire lead story from the September issue of Australian Manufacturing Technology please visit AMTIL 's Ferret listing and follow the links from there.

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