Dominovas Energy provides global energy solutions utilizing cutting-edge science and engineering to produce the proprietary fuel cell system, the RUBICON™. Its multi-megawatt deployment of clean, efficient electricity is revolutionary.
First, the RUBICON™ SOFC is fuel-flexible, specific to the variability and number of fuels that can be incorporated into its operation. The integration of the proprietary reformer with the RUBICON™ SOFC stack is engineered in such a way that the RUBICON will reform almost any hydrocarbon fuel to a suitable syngas composition (a mixture of carbon monoxide, hydrogen, methane etc.) for optimal SOFC stack electricity generation.
With this flexibility, the RUBICON™ SOFC can operate continuously on these fuels giving Dominovas Energy Corp the ability to exploit a wider range of deployment opportunities, taking into account that fuel sources and availability vary from climate, to location, from country to country and even from continent to continent.
Secondly, a significant advantage of the RUBICON™ is its efficiency gain over the conventional power plants without combustion but with maximizing a thermal process. The RUBICON™ directly converts the chemical energy of a fuel into electricity using state-of-the-art SOFC stacks. The conventional approach to power production by means of a steam/gas turbine generator plant is inefficient, as it requires a three step process to convert the fuel to electricity: One, the conversion of a fuel’s energy from chemical state to thermal state; two a mechanical state and three; conversion to electricity.
Particularly, the thermal and mechanical steps incur significant efficiency loss within steam/gas turbine plants. One significant advantage of the RUBICON™ is its embedded state-of–the-art SOFC stack, which allows for significant percentages of higher electrical efficiency (~ 60 %).
The net result is the RUBICON™ will produce more units of power per unit of fuel consumed than any combustion-based electricity production process. As a “non-combustion” electricity producer, the RUBICON™ emits markedly less green-house-gas pollutants per unit of power produced. Producing mostly heat and water, the RUBICON™ is a sustainable solution to the energy-mix!
Thirdly, our modular approach to distributed power generation allows Dominovas Energy Corporation to meet our clients’ demand at both megawatt and multi-MW levels. Through Distributed Energy Power Systems (DEPS), Dominovas Energy Corporation is able to place the power generation in immediate proximity to the end-user, thus avoiding the high cost of infrastructure, transmission line maintenance, transformer and transfer station vandalism and sabotage, unrecoverable transmission degradation resulting in costly losses and reliance on outdated and inefficient grid systems.
Fourthly, the RUBICON™ SOFC provides the flexibility of cogeneration, i.e. simultaneous generation of power and useful heat. The RUBICON™ SOFC emits useful heat from the SOFC stacks. Depending upon our clients’ needs and process specifics, the rejected heat from the RUBICON™ SOFC can be utilized further for space heating, cooling or to generate hot water, steam or additional electricity, which allows us to improve the overall efficiency (80– 85%) of the RUBICON™ SOFC, significantly.