A 35-megawatt fuel cell electric-generation system General Motors Corp. will produce for demonstration at a Dow Corp. petrochemical plant in Freeport, TX, will be fueled by hydrogen that is a byproduct of the plant's chemical and plastic production. The system is considered “distributed power,” because electricity is generated by the user rather than an outside supplier. GM's fuel cells employ PEM (proton exchange membrane) technology, which produces DC electric current. A Dow spokesman ...

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