AFC Energy (AFC.L) RNS: First Commercial Electrode Order by AFC Energy with De Nora and Fuel Cell Technology Update

06 Dec 2017

AFC Energy (AIM: AFC), the industrial fuel cell power company, is pleased to provide an update on its progress towards delivery of a commercial alkaline fuel cell system.

Highlights

  • First commercial order of cathodes placed by AFC Energy with Industrie De Nora ("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 - first delivery expected by mid-December 2017.
  • Recently completed design refinements and on-going testing of alkaline fuel cell electrodes with De Nora suggests at least a 12-month electrode longevity at AFC Energy's facilities in Surrey - achieving the target set for 2017.
  • Scale-up and integration of cathodes designed with De Nora now achieved, with operational data being collected by AFC Energy within its fuel cell stack units in Surrey.
  • Final design and drawings for fully revised fuel cell stack configuration completed, integrating the new cathodes developed with De Nora, after extensive simulation engineering and interrogation by our technical teams.  
  • Full system demonstration expected by mid-December 2017 incorporating enhanced stack flow plates, cartridge and associated materials.  

Adam Bond, CEO of AFC Energy, commented: "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.

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