Design Advantages of the AnywherEnergy© System
Fuel Interoperability, Water Neutrality, and Compactness
TMI’s platform technology, the heart of the AnywherEnergy© system, is distinguished from all other fuel cell systems by its inter-operability among a wide range of ordinary, untreated, gas and liquid fuels, including those containing sulfur and other impurities, water neutrality and its compactness.
The graphic below shows the key components of the platform.
The AE basic system
can use virtually any hydrogen-rich fuel, with no hardware modifications
or adjustments to the basic system required. These fuels range from
gases such as natural gas, propane or biogas (methane) to diesel,
ethanol, JP-8, kerosene and vegetable oil (e.g., from soybeans,
jatropha, croton nut oil, and used cooking oil), The AE fuel reformer
can process different fuels and the fuel cell stack can tolerate “dirty
hydrogen” in mixtures that include impurities. In other fuel cell
systems, these impurities, if not removed, can foul the system and cause
Also, unlike many other fuel cell systems using steam reforming, the AE system requires no external source of make-up water. This feature can be extremely important when operating in locations where water is not available or where clean water is precious.