Development and Demonstration of a Novel High-Temperature Fuel Cell Absorption Chiller CCHP System


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
Development and Demonstration of a Novel High-Temperature Fuel Cell Absorption Chiller CCHP System
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The overall intent of this project is to proactively accelerate the deployment of high temperature fuel cell-chiller technology into the Califronia market by developing and demonstrating a high-temperature fuel cell/absorption chiller CCHP system at a building facility in the UCI campus. The specific site selected for installation of the integrated system is a two-story, multi-purpose science and technology building to represent a generic office building. To achieve this goal, the prject will (1) develop and optimized integrated high-temperature/absorption chiller system design, (2) maunfacture, install, and demonstrate the designed system, (3) eveluate the performance and market value of the product in California, and (40 advance market engagement. The fuel cell will have a nominal electrical output capacity of 300 kW while the absorption chiller willprovide 40 refrigeration ton based on initial energy balance.

Contact Information
Rizldo Aldas
California Energy Commission
Lead/Public Agency
1516 Ninth Street, MS-48
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 327-1417



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15303 - Class 3
Reasons for Exemption
New construction of limited small new facilities; installation of small, new equipment and facilities in small sructures; and conversion of the use of small existing structures (e.g., construction of three or fewer single-family homes in urban areas).

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