Resilient Power Project Webinar: Fuel Cells for Wastewater Treatment Plants

September 9, 2016 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Drinking water systems and wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) account for three to four percent of electricity used in the United States. WWTPs are critical facilities that typically operate 24/7, and may be able to use the thermal energy byproduct from a fuel cell to process fats, oils, and grease. Digester gas produced at WWTPs contains roughly 60 percent methane and can serve as a fuel to power fuel cells. WWTPs with an anaerobic digester present an opportunity to capture and use methane emissions created from their operations to produce and utilize clean renewable energy. Webinar participants will learn how fuel cells convert municipal waste challenges into ultra-clean energy solutions. Presenters included representatives from FuelCell Energy Inc., the Riverside Water Quality Control Plant (RWQCP) located in Riverside, California, and the Orange County Sanitation District.

Guest Speakers: 

  • Ken Wicker, Director – Business Development, Fuel Cell Energy, Inc.
  • Ernest P. Marquez, Jr, Principal Engineer, City of Riverside, CA
  • Jim Mullins, Senior Engineer, Orange County Sanitation District

This is the second in a series of three webinars on hydrogen and fuel cells for resilient power. This webinar series is a presentation of Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project and the Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster (NEESC). For more information, please visit and

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