Africa, Cogeneration CHP, On Site Power

First gas cogen plant for South Africa

Testing and commissioning is already complete, and the steam connection to the Karbochem chemical facility was due to be tested and approved earlier in February, with commercial steam production the next step.

US-based fuel cell developers and their suppliers have applauded the introduction into Congress of a bill that would provide long term tax credits for fuel cells and solar technologies. If passed, the legislation would allow businesses and property owners to deduct 30% of the cost of the fuel cell unit, up to US$1000 per kW until 2016. A similar credit, on the books in the US since 2005, is scheduled to expire at the end of 2008.