Technology Overview

Our systems are aimed at the distributed and industrial power generation markets which are recognised as the fastest growing sectors for fuel applications.

Our Approach

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 largest sectors for fuel cell applications.

More efficient at all levels of utilisation

Fuel cells do not burn fuel like in an internal combustion engine or turbine so they do not need to drive pistons or blades. Avoiding this intermediate mechanical step and having a direct conversion route to electricity is what makes fuel cells so efficient. They are “scalable” without impacting efficiency unlike many of the world’s existing power production technologies.

Quiet and clean at point of generation

A complete fuel cell system 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.