The waste to energy firm Waste2Tricity International has secured the rights to use a fuel cell designed by AFC Energy in Thailand in a £1.2 million deal.
Waste2Tricity uses a process called plasma gasification to turn rubbish into synthetic gas, which contains hydrogen. The hydrogen can then be converted into electricity by the fuel cell.
Waste2Tricity is in negotiations to deploy fuel cells with a total capacity of 230 MW at three projects in Thailand and recently announced it had raised £1 million to fund its expansion there.
Piangkwan Thummukgool, Director of Waste2Tricity and Project Director of the Thailand programme said: “This is the beginning of our thrust into the burgeoning waste to energy market in Thailand.”
He added: “This programme will put Thailand at the forefront of both the hydrogen economy and of creating low carbon electricity opportunities, using indigenous feedstock to replace imported energy.”