The GEIG X5 Fuel Cell Electric Power Generator was designed by Mechanical Engineers with a focus on 'Systemic Robust Design' as oppose to a Chemist or Scientist. As a result, every effort was taken to minimize thermal loss as a system.
Due to a tightly integrated symbiotic thermal management strategy, use of waste heat for auxiliary needs can drive overall system efficiency to 91%+.
The system integrates a high heat capacity oil cooling loop at 160C, generates hydrogen at 600C, provides auxiliary heating at 100C, while still exhausting to the environment at room temperature or 15C. Pretty cool and remarkable !!
Efficient Hybrid Electric Power
GEIG developed core power electronics hardware and software technology to manage the flow of hybrid power between fuel cells, high power density batteries, solar, wind and other energy sources. System is "load following" and allow large spikes in the "system" load demand while managing the fuel cell power spectrum which extends the fuel call stack operational life.
Over 40% of the energy contained in the core fuel is loss due to traditional conversion and power transmission losses. Hybrid distributed fuel cell electric power generation that leverages natural resources at the point of use provides for a cleaner and a more environmentally friendly solution.
Efficient Hydrogen Generation
HYDROGEN!!! In its purest form hydrogen is the cleanest burning fuel known to man. Providing pure hydrogen and oxygen to fuel cells produce electrical power, heat and drinkable water.
When extracting hydrogen from another "hydrogen carrier" such as natural gas, to optimize system efficiency requires a special focus on the design of systems, and systems integration.
GEIG has developed its proprietary flat plate catalytic steam reforming technology integrated with its proprietary oil cooled HTPEM fuel cell stack. This systems integrated hydrogen generation architecture leverages waste heat for steam generation and produces the purest hydrogen reformat composition in the industry with 0% nitrogen, 70% hydrogen by volume, and a 94% reforming efficiency.
GEIG X5 Hybrid Electric Power
High Temperature PEM Fuel Cell Stack Power System
High Temperature PEM fuel cell stack operating at 160 C with integrated high heat capacity oil based direct cooling channels. Provides for high efficiency Combined Heat and Power (CHP) and hydrogen generation.
The GEIG High Temperature PEM fuel cell stack is 3,000 times more tolerate of fuel impurities as compared to standard low temperature PEM fuel cells that require 99.999% pure hydrogen. As such, this tolerance reduces significantly the subsystem design requirements for extracting hydrogen from natural gas and other hydrogen carrier fuels such as propane and JP8 military fuel.
Integrated Flat Plate Catalytic Steam Reforming
Leveraging the high quality waste heat availability for steam generation, the GEIG X5 technology generates hydrogen from natural gas through an ultra efficient on-board steam reforming process.
Capable of extracting hydrogen efficiently from multiple fuel sources.
Hybrid Electric Fuel Cell Electric Power Generation with LIPO Storage
The GEIG X5 electric power generation architecture includes on-board energy storage with exceptional energy density with Lithium Polymer (LIPO) batteries. The Hybrid configuration allows for instant power availability, an extreme buffer for large spikes in the power demand, and extends fuel cell stack and component life through a reduced operational stress.
Integrates with solar, wind and other renewable energy power systems.
The GEIG X5 energy storage technology has the highest performing infrastructure in the industry.
State-of-the-Art 3D METAL Printing or Additive Manufacturing Technology
Additive Manufacturing (AM), also called 3D printing, is a process used to create three-dimensional parts from a digital file. It usually involves building up, or solidifying, thin layers of material to create complete parts. The technology is able to produce complex shapes which cannot be produced by 'traditional' techniques such as casting, forging and machining. Additive manufacturing introduces new design possibilities, including opportunities to combine multiple components in production, minimize material use and reduce tooling costs.
Leveraging advanced state-of-the-art 3D metal printing, the GEIG X5 steam reforming technology for hydrogen extraction was transformed from the traditional CNC machining process to the AM process with a reduction of components from 30 to three (3) parts for assembly.
Process eliminated all bolts, nuts, washers, gaskets, and seals, and thereby SIGNIFICANTLY improved flow and sealing integrity, and dramatically increased overall system performance .
AM also helps to reduce time to market, material cost, and accelerates the design prototype evaluation cycle.