loom Energy Japan Limited ( “Bloom Energy Japan”) today announced it installed and started operating the “Bloom Energy Server,” an innovative and clean electricity generation system, for Porite Corporation (“Porite”) on January 24 in Kumagaya City, Saitama Prefecture. The Bloom Energy Server installed for Porite can produce 250 kilowatts of power and provides 60% of the buildings’ overall electricity needs.
The Bloom Energy Server is a breakthrough solid oxide fuel cell technology that generates clean electricity at over 60% efficiency during initial performance. Bloom Energy Servers have been installed in many locations that require uninterrupted power supply such as data centers, manufacturing operations, communications, and facilities with high energy loads including refrigeration and critical services in the U.S.A.
Porite Corporation installed the Bloom Energy Server for their facility called “Porite Kumagaya Second Factory”. The deployment of Bloom Energy Servers has so far been limited to city gas pipeline areas. However, this installation marks the first case of a combination of solid oxide fuel cells operating with an LNG satellite*1 in Japan*2 and a Bloom Energy Server installation outside city gas pipeline areas.
*1 Facility that stores and gasifies liquefied natural gas (LNG) delivered from LNG terminal and supplies natural gas to equipment.
*2 Source: company research, as of January 2017.
Bloom Energy Japan supplies electricity generated by Bloom Energy Servers to the important facilities of ”Porite Kumagaya Second Factory.” Installation of highly efficient Bloom Energy Servers contributes to reduced carbon dioxide and air pollution emissions in the industrial sector.
About the Bloom Energy project at Porite Corporation:
416 Kamiebukuro, Kumagaya City, Saitama Prefecture, Japan
Rated Electric Efficiency
Sizeï¼ˆWidth x Height x depthï¼‰/ Weight
10.1m x 1.3m x 2.1m / 16.3t (approx.)
Date of operation
January 24, 2017ï¼ˆTuesdayï¼‰
*3 Including maintenance space.
*4 Initial performance.