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Fuel cell power for Swedish telecoms base station

PowerCell Sweden AB (publ) has signed a cooperation agreement with mobile operator TeliaSonera AB to jointly install and operate an on-site PowerPac power generator at the base station in the Gothenburg area of western Sweden.

The two have agreed to jointly run a feasibility study to test the diesel-powered fuel cell generator in operation as a power backup for one of TeliaSoneraࢀ™s telecom base stations.

As power outages in the area are rare, the testing will be done through simulated power failures.

Andreas Bodàƒ©n, Marketing and Sales Director at PowerCell Sweden, explained: ࢀ˜To be able to test the PowerPac in a live setting in our region will help us to develop the product further.ࢀ™

The PowerPac runs diesel through a catalytic reformer that converts it to hydrogen-rich gas, which is then converted to electricity in the fuel cell.