Hitachi Energy’s HyFlex: the diesel engine killer

14 February 2024

Data centres are among the applications envisaged for Hitachi Energy’s HyFlex(TM) fuel cell based hydrogen power generator, developed in partnership with Gothenburg based fuel cell manufacturer PowerCell Group (Volvo spin-out).

Above: HyFlexTM fuel cell based generator

It is described as an “integrated and scalable plug-and-play generator for temporary or permanent installation, where grid connections are impractical, and diesels are not an option.”

The medium-power variant provides power for temporary installations and is designed for 400–600 kVA.

The high-power variant caters to permanent installations and provides 1 MVA or more per unit.

Hitachi notes that HyFlexTM is “completely emission-free, producing only AC power, usable heat, and water.” For comparison, a 1 MVA diesel generator running at full load combusts roughly 225 kg of diesel and emits 720 kg of CO2 per hour.

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