Johanna Wellington advanced technology leader at GE Global Research and the head of GErsquos fuel cell business left inside GE39s new fuel cell pilot plant near Saratoga Springs NY GE photo

Johanna Wellington, advanced technology leader at GE Global Research and the head of GE’s fuel cell business (left) inside GE's new fuel cell pilot plant near Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

GE Builds Pilot Manufacturing Plant in Upstate New York for Fuel Cell Startup

The new system’s power generation efficiency can reach an unprecedented 65 percent by combining the output of the chemical reaction with a Jenbacher engine burning the cell’s syngas waste.

General Electric announced plans to build a pilot plant near Saratoga Springs, N.Y., to develop and commercialize fuel cells based on advances the company’s Global Research team has made in ways to manufacture them at lower cost.

Fuel cells are made of layered anodes and cathodes and an electrolyte that together generate electric current by a chemical reaction rather than combustion.

GE’s breakthrough in manufacturing came from applying an additive thermal spray pr

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