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January 5, 2010 Fuji Electric Holdings Co., Ltd.

FP-100i Industrial-Use Fuel Cell Wins 2009 Nikkei Superior Products and Services Awards

Fuji Electric Holdings Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo; President and Representative Director: Haruo Ito; hereinafter referred to as “FHC”) announced that the FP-100i industrial-use fuel cell produced by Fuji Electric Systems Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo; President and Representative Director: Mitsunori Shirakura), a wholly owned subsidiary of FHC, won the Nikkei Business Daily Awards for Superiority at the 2009 Nikkei Superior Products and Services Awards.

  Every year, the Nikkei Superior Products and Services Awards recognize outstanding new products and services among a wide range of products and services in Japan. This was the 28th installment of these awards.

  By developing its own technology for energy and the environment, the Fuji Electric Group aims to contribute to the development of a recycling-based society. Furthermore, the Group is working to manufacture products that have a lower environmental impact for its customers.

1. FP-100i industrial-use fuel cell

FP-100i industrial-use fuel cellWith an output of 100kW, the FP-100i industrial-use fuel cell is a phosphoric acid fuel cell (PAFC)—the first to be produced for release in Japan. If city gas is used as fuel, the FP-100i can reduce CO2 emissions by 394 tons over one year of continuous operating, making it an earth-friendly power generating unit. Furthermore, it emits almost no nitrogen oxide (NOx) or sulfur oxide (SOx).

  In addition, the noise level of the FP-100i is lower than other comparable power generation units such as air conditioners mounted outside of buildings. The FP-100i is also relatively simple to install at facilities such as hospitals, where a quiet environment is required.

2. Fuji Electric's fuel cell business

Fuji Electric began developing fuel cells in the 1960s and continued to conduct research on various kinds of fuel cells. PAFC was developed in 1973, and after 90 units passed field tests in the 1990s they were sold from 1998. About 20 of these units are currently in operation in Japan. An increasing number of units have been overhauled and continue to remain in operation after 60,000 hours of operating time.

  The FP-100i can operate not only with city gas but also digester gas from sewage treatment plants. With the ability to switch between city gas and LP gas, this type of fuel cell was authorized in 2008 for the first time in Japan as an emergency power source for emergency fire fighting during disasters.

  Through sales of the FP-100i, the Fuji Electric Group aims to promote PAFC as highly efficient power generation fuel cells.

For further information (in Japanese only) : https://www.fujielectric.co.jp/about/technology/fuelcell/index.html

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