|Traded as||LSE: AFC|
|Headquarters||Cranleigh, Surrey, United Kingdom|
Number of locations
|Tim Yeo (Chairman)
Adam Bond (CEO)
Number of employees
AFC Energy PLC is a developer of alkaline fuel cells focused on industrial application. The company is based in Cranleigh, Surrey, United Kingdom. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange. In 2009, AFC was considered amongst the best performing companies on the Alternative Investment Market. Its one of the major partners Linc Energy holds 12% stake in the company.
AFC Energy has focused its operations in the United Kingdom, Germany and Australia. In 2010, it commissioned a hydrogen fuel cell named Alfa System at the Chinchilla underground coal gasification facility, operated by Linc Energy. Combining these technologies allows usage of hydrogen, produced by the underground coal gasification process, as a feedstock for the fuel cell. The project is developed by B9 Coal. In October 2010, AFC Energy, Powerfuel Power, and B9 Coal agreed to integrate the AFC Energy's fuel cell technology with the integrated gasification combined cycle technology at the planned Hatfield power station near Doncaster.
In August 2011, the company commissioned hydrogen fuel cell named Beta System at its facility in the United Kingdom. In October 2011, AFC Energy commissioned two Beta Systems at the AkzoNobel chlor-alkali plant in Bitterfeld, Germany.
In June 2012, AFC Energy and Industrial Chemicals Limited announced a plan to install the largest fuel cell facility in the United Kingdom with an electrical output of one MW. In September 2012, the company opened an alkaline fuel cell electrode pilot production plant in Dunsfold, Surrey.
In November 2013 AFC Energy appointed GB Innomech to design and build an automated manufacturing system to assemble alkaline fuel cell stacks. Each stack comprises multiple layers assembled in sequence to form specific channels carrying hydrogen, air or potassium hydroxide electrolyte. 
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