Ceramic Fuel Cells Limited says it has achieved an electrical efficiency of 50% in its proprietary NetGenPlus micro-CHP system, marking a first for the fuel cell industry.

The company had previously announced that it had achieved similar levels of efficiency with its fuel cell stack in a test station environment but has now reached the same performance with a fuel cell module integrated with all balance of plant components.

The 1 KWe NetGenPlus unit uses natural gas feedstock.

Commenting, Brendan Dow, managing director, said: ‘High electrical efficiency is core to the value proposition for microgeneration products and a key driver of our strategy and product design at CFCL. It is also a key requirement for commercial micro-CHP products.’