Proactive Investors - Run By Investors For Investors

AFC Energy eyeing further material improvements in fuel cell performance

During this quarter the company has been finalising engineering and design work, incorporating scaled-up integration of the preferred cathode and anode developed with De Nora for the AFC Energy fuel cell system
Fuel cell power plant
AFC Energy is now awaiting shipment of materials and parts from its suppliers to put the new design on test

Industrial fuel cell power company AFC Energy plc (LON:AFC) has been making solid progress in its collaboration with Italian industrial technology firm De Nora.

The company told investors the first commercial order of cathodes has been placed De Nora to initiate the mass manufacture of electrode capability and to ensure quality controls are in place to ensure consistency with smaller scale testing. The first delivery is expected by mid-December 2017.

READ: AFC Energy and Italy's De Nora extend their fuel cell relationship

AFC added that recently completed design refinements and testing of alkaline fuel cell electrodes with De Nora suggest at least a 12-month electrode longevity at AFC Energy’s facilities in Surrey; this is significant because it was one of the company’s goals for 2017.

The scale-up and integration of cathodes designed with De Nora have now been achieved, and operational data is being collected by AFC Energy within its fuel cell stack units in Surrey.

The final design and the drawings for a fully-revised fuel cell stack configuration have been completed, integrating the new cathodes developed with De Nora, after extensive simulation engineering and interrogation by AFC’s technical teams.

AFC said full system demonstration is expected by the middle of this month, incorporating enhanced stack flow plates, cartridge and associated materials.

The Surrey-based company will now focus on delivery of the fuel cell system at its UK headquarters with expedited operational results expected before integrating the fuel cell stacks into AFC Energy's Stade facility in Germany early in 2018.

READ: AFC Energy kicks off engineering work at German fuel cell project

"We are pleased to have placed this order with our partner De Nora, and also with the results of the recent technical collaboration between teams from Italy, Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom. Importantly, all parties continue to believe there is scope for material improvements to further enhance fuel cell performance going forward," said Adam Bond, the chief executive officer of AFC.

View full AFC profile View Profile

AFC Energy plc Timeline

January 26 2018
January 19 2018
January 08 2018
December 06 2017
December 06 2017
October 18 2017
October 02 2017
June 08 2017

Related Articles

industrial plant
January 10 2018
"The ability to deliver this extended operational lifetime in our electrodes is the critical factor in reducing the levelized cost of power"
Honda car
Are we there yet? Well, almost, if you are talking about Berenberg's price target of 15p, set when it initiated coverage of the fuel cell developer in July 2017
Huge wave
September 26 2017
Phase 1A has already set a number of records, with over 2GWh of generation having been dispatched to grid.

No investment advice

The Company is a publisher. You understand and agree that no content published on the Site constitutes a recommendation that any particular security, portfolio of securities, transaction, or investment strategy is suitable or advisable for any specific person. You further understand that none of the information providers or their affiliates will advise you personally concerning the nature, potential, advisability, value or suitability of any particular security, portfolio of securities, transaction, investment strategy, or other matter.

You understand that the Site may contain opinions from time to time with regard to securities mentioned in other products, including company related products, and that those opinions may be different from those obtained by using another product related to the Company. You understand and agree that contributors may write about securities in which they or their firms have a position, and that they may trade such securities for their own account. In cases where the position is held at the time of publication and such position is known to the Company, appropriate disclosure is made. However, you understand and agree that at the time of any transaction that you make, one or more contributors may have a position in the securities written about. You understand that price and other data is supplied by sources believed to be reliable, that the calculations herein are made using such data, and that neither such data nor such calculations are guaranteed by these sources, the Company, the information providers or any other person or entity, and may not be complete or accurate.

From time to time, reference may be made in our marketing materials to prior articles and opinions we have published. These references may be selective, may reference only a portion of an article or recommendation, and are likely not to be current. As markets change continuously, previously published information and data may not be current and should not be relied upon.

© Proactive Investors 2018

Proactive Investor UK Limited, trading as “Proactiveinvestors United Kingdom”, is Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
Registered in England with Company Registration number 05639690. Group VAT registration number 872070825 FCA Registration number 559082. You can contact us here.

Market Indices, Commodities and Regulatory News Headlines copyright © Morningstar. Data delayed 15 minutes unless otherwise indicated. Terms of use