Fuel cells that will displace conventional power generation
Fuel cells convert fuel directly into electricity. Alkaline fuel cells are the oldest and most effective of all fuel cell chemistries achieving up to 60% electrical efficiency. AFC Energy is re-engineering this effective technology using modern materials and catalysts readily available today. Our systems are aimed at the distributed and industrial power generation markets which are recognised as the fastest growing sectors for fuel cell applications.*
More efficient – at all levels of utilisation
They do not burn a fuel like in an internal combustion engine or turbine so they do not need to drive pistons or blades. The avoiding of this intermediate mechanical step and having a direct conversion route to electricity is what makes fuel cells so efficient. They are ‘scaleable’ without impacting efficiency unlike many of the world’s existing power production technologies.
Quiet and clean at point of generation
A fuel cell has very few moving parts. Small electrical pumps and blowers move gases and liquids around the system. Therefore, it is quiet compared to traditional technologies. Its two main exhausts are water and oxygen scrubbed air.
Produce water rather than consume it
An AFC Energy fuel cell which is continuously fed hydrogen will chemically react the hydrogen with scrubbed air to produce water, heat and electricity. This production of water is seen as a benefit in specific regions around the world.
* Fuel Cell Today