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Hydrogen Generators set to Replace Polluting Diesel Gensets

AFC Energy is today launching a Hydrogen Power Generator that can replace polluting diesel generators and eliminate damaging emissions.  The Hydrogen Power Generators will be used on locations such as construction sites and datacentres where diesel generation are currently used to provide local power.

The new Hydrogen Power Generators uses an Alkaline Fuel Cell technology that has been developed at AFC Energy’s research facility in Surrey.  The new system will be unveiled today at a construction industry event in the Lake District to an audience of the leading construction and plant hire companies in the UK.

“Generators in London, used on over 5000 building sites in the capital, currently cause more than 14.5% of the most dangerous form of diesel particulate,” explains Adam Bond, CEO of AFC Energy.  “Hydrogen-power replaces polluting diesel gensets with a clean sustainable generating system than be used on construction sites and for off-grid services with no air, atmosphere or noise pollution.”

The modular fuel cell system can be scaled from 20 kW to over 1MW to fit with typical power requirements of construction machinery and datacentre usage.  The Hydrogen Power Generator is fuelled by hydrogen and produces only water vapour as an emission.  It is also possible to uses ammonia as a feedstock and apply a cracker to produce hydrogen on demand to fuel the generator.

The product is being launched at the MSP Technologies Open Day Flex ESS System in the Lake District on the 12th February.

 

About AFC Energy

AFC Energy plc is commercialising a scalable alkaline fuel cell system, to provide clean electricity for on and off grid applications. The technology, pioneered over the past twelve years in the UK, is now being deployed in electric vehicle chargers, off-grid decentralised power systems and industrial gas plants as part of a portfolio approach to the decarbonisation of local electricity needs.