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GE opens fuel cell facility in upstate New York

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Photo - Joanna Wellington, general manager of GE Fuel Cells, explains the use of fuel cell stacking ovens with Congressman Paul Tonko on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 in Schenectady, N.Y. Wellington announced on Tuesday that General Electric Co. is opening a new facility devoted to the development of fuel cells in Malta, N.Y. The company says it has reached a deal with Hudson Valley Community College to install and operate a smaller, 50 kilowatt fuel cell generator. Hudson Valley college officials say the deal will open the door to new career fields for the students. (AP Photo/The Daily Gazette, Marc Schultz)  TROY, SCHENECTADY; SARATOGA SPRINGS; ALBANY AND AMSTERDAM OUT
Joanna Wellington, general manager of GE Fuel Cells, explains the use of fuel cell stacking ovens with Congressman Paul Tonko on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 in Schenectady, N.Y. Wellington announced on Tuesday that General Electric Co. is opening a new facility devoted to the development of fuel cells in Malta, N.Y. The company says it has reached a deal with Hudson Valley Community College to install and operate a smaller, 50 kilowatt fuel cell generator. Hudson Valley college officials say the deal will open the door to new career fields for the students. (AP Photo/The Daily Gazette, Marc Schultz) TROY, SCHENECTADY; SARATOGA SPRINGS; ALBANY AND AMSTERDAM OUT
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MALTA, N.Y. (AP) — General Electric Co. has a new facility north of Albany devoted to the development of fuel cells.

The facility in Malta that opened Tuesday will be devoted to the development of high-efficiency fuel cells that take in natural gas. GE believes these so-called oxide fuel cells could generate from one to 10 megawatts of power.

The Fairfield, Connecticut, company says it has reached a deal with Hudson Valley Community College to install and operate a smaller, 50 kilowatt fuel cell generator. GE officials say the installation at the community college brings their low-emission fuel cell technology a step closer to the commercial market.

Hudson Valley college officials say the deal will open the door to new career fields for the students.

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