Ford Paints The Plant Green

Aug. 30, 2007
Dearborn, Mich.-based auto manufacturer to turn paint solvent into fuel cell power source

Ford Motor Co. has purchased a DFC300MA fuel cell for its Oakville, Ontario, facility to reduce paint solvent emanating from automotive painting operations by turning fumes from those compounds into 300 kilowatts (kW) of green electricity.

The Direct FuelCell (DFC) unit can transform into fuel the volatile organic compounds that emanate from enamel base paints and clear coat finishes used in manufacturing. The DFC power plant is being funded by Industry Canada, and the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Trade to assist in deploying alternative energy sources. The unit deployment in Oakville will be supported through the combined efforts of FuelCell Energy and its distribution partner, Enbridge, Inc. Installation and integration of the power plant with Fords manufacturing facility will be managed by Arencibia Associates of Coopersburg, PA.

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