Güssing Renewable Energy GmbH
Güssing Renewable Energy GmbH
Michael Zahradnik
Phone: +43 664 88739 688
E-Mail: michael.zahradnik@gussingrenewable.com
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Mon, 03.09.2012
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Güssing Renewable Energy Successfully Operates Biogas Fuel Cell in Austria
Installed ClearEdge Power Fuel Cell System Successfully Operates on CARE FUEL
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Güssing (ptp009/03.09.2012/10:25) - Güssing Renewable Energy GmbH, a leading provider of carbon-neutral energy solutions today announced that the first stage of its fuel cell deployment in Güssing, Austria has been completed. In partnership with ClearEdge Power, a leading provider of fuel cell micro-CHP (combined heat and power) systems, a ClearEdge fuel cell system was installed and configured to operate off of Güssing's CARE FUEL biomethane supply generated sustainably from regional residual biomass. The two companies announced today that the system has successfully been up and running at its full 5 kW capacity since August, 20, 2012.

"This is very significant milestone for Güssing Renewable Energy GmbH and its CARE FUEL biomethane, ClearEdge Power, and the entire renewable energy market," said Michael Dichand, Chairman, Güssing Renewable Energy. "Communities no longer want to rely on energy from unpredictable regions or technologies. ClearEdge fuel cells have provided an efficient way for us to use the clean biomethane fuel we are generating via our gasification plant and converting it to usable power and heat for our community. ClearEdge Power has been a terrific partner in helping us meet our carbon-neutral goals. Now that we have successfully demonstrated the viability of operating the ClearEdge system off of biomethane generated in Güssing's sustainably cultivated biomass facilities, we feel confident moving forward with the subsequent stages of our agreement, including the installation of 8.5 MW of fuel cell systems in Austria over the next three years and 50 MW installed by 2020, which will create cost-effective energy security for the region," said Michael Dichand, Chairman, Güssing Renewable Energy.

"Güssing Renewable Energy is at the cutting-edge of environmental sustainability and the successful deployment of our fuel cell system using their biomethane supply further demonstrates the viability of ClearEdge Power's system within the renewable energy space," said ClearEdge Power CEO, David B. Wright. "The use of biomethane to power our system allows us to offer our customers an even larger environmental impact, beyond the 41% carbon reduction that our system currently offers. This milestone clearly illustrates the timeliness of ClearEdge Power and Güssing Renewable Energy's products in helping to build a more secure, green energy supply in the U.S. and abroad," commented David B. Wright. After the successful deployment in Austria, we are excited to move forward with our international expansion plans with Güssing as our trusted partner in the European market."

Headquartered in the Austrian town of Güssing, the first community in the European Union to produce 100 percent of its energy from renewable resources, Güssing Renewable Energy offers customizable and instantly usable carbon-neutral solutions that help communities produce clean, reliable energy from residual biomass. These solutions include proven gasification technologies such as the highly versatile and efficient Hofbauer Gas Reactor and anaerobic digestion that convert non-food organic residual biomass into high-purity biomethane that can be used to cleanly and cost-effectively generate electric power and heat in fuel cells like the ClearEdge systems.

About Güssing Renewable Energy GmbH
Güssing Renewable Energy is a cosmopolitically managed enterprise aiming for the global market, offering customized instantly usable CO2-neutral solutions all over the world to ease the way from the present-day CO2 society to a clean post-CO2 society.
With equity only, Güssing Renewable Energy GmbH (GREG) was established in 2009 by experienced eco-visionaries and international entrepreneurs. GREG has its head office at the Technologiezentrum Güssing (Güssing Technology Center), Burgenland, Austria.
Subsidiary companies and partnerships exist in Bangkok, Thailand (GRETHA), Laguna Beach, USA, and Victoria, Canada (GREA), Kolkata, India (GP Energy) as well as Belgrade, Serbia (PAN NON-OIL).

About ClearEdge Power
ClearEdge Power, Inc., (http://www.ClearEdgePower.com , 1-877-257-3343) is a pioneer in the development of high-temperature fuel cells and ultra-clean fuel processing systems, and a leading provider of ultra-clean, energy-efficient onsite micro-CHP (combined heat and power) fuel cell energy generation systems for commercial and residential facilities. Today, the company markets highly cost-effective systems that provide continuous power to help businesses and homes save money, reduce CO2 emissions and secure a reliable energy source.

Press Contact:
Michael Zahradnik, Güssing Renewable Energy, +43 664 8873 9688
Neal Starling, ClearEdge Power, 503-214-1606

Submitter: Güssing Renewable Energy GmbH
Contact: Michael Zahradnik
Phone: +43 664 88739 688
E-Mail: michael.zahradnik@gussingrenewable.com
Website: www.gussingrenewable.com
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