Firm pays £1.2m for rights to use fuel cell in Thailand

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. […]

€6m EU grant for UK’s largest fuel cell system

Two UK firms have been awarded up to €6 million (£4.9 million) to build the world’s largest alkaline fuel cell energy generation system. Funded by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH-JU) through the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme, AFC Energy and Industrial Chemicals Limited (ICL) will receive more than four years of financial support […]

Chelsea FC owner scores with fuel cell firm buy

Russian business tycoon Roman Abramovich has scored an £8.6million stake in an industrial fuel cell power company. The Chelsea FC boss’s equity firm Ervington Investments bought 15% of AFC Energy, it was announced today. AFC Energy says the cash will help it kick its long term growth strategy into action and invest more in its […]

Plans for UK’s largest fuel cell facility announced

The UK’s largest fuel cell facility is set to be built to help power a chemical plant in Essex. The facility has also been planned in an effort to generate clean energy for the county. The project is a joint venture between power company AFC Energy and Industrial Chemicals Limited (ICL) and is expected to […]

Could CCS failure at Longannet be a good thing?

Last week saw the UK Government pulling the rug of financial support from under the feet of the troubled Longannet carbon capture and storage project. Despite many in industry expressing their frustration in the failure of the flagship project, others say there may be opportunities. Energy Secretary Chris Huhne promised the £1 billion kitty would […]