AFC Energy

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AFC Energy plc
Type Public
Traded as LSEAFC
Industry Alternative energy
Founded 2006 (2006)
Headquarters Cranleigh, Surrey, United Kingdom
Number of locations United Kingdom
Key people Tim Yeo (Chairman)
Ian Williamson (CEO)
Products Fuel cells
Employees 25

AFC Energy PLC is a developer of alkaline fuel cells focused on industrial application.[1] The company is based in Cranleigh, Surrey, United Kingdom.[2] It is listed on the London Stock Exchange. In 2009, AFC was considered amongst the best performing companies on the Alternative Investment Market.[3] Its one of the major partners Linc Energy holds 12% stake in the company.[4]

AFC Energy has focused its operations in the United Kingdom, Germany and Australia.[1] 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.[5] 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.[6][7]

In August 2011, the company commissioned hydrogen fuel cell named Beta System at its facility in the United Kingdom.[8][9] In October 2011, AFC Energy commissioned two Beta Systems at the AkzoNobel chlor-alkali plant in Bitterfeld, Germany.[8]

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.[10] In September 2012, the company opened an alkaline fuel cell electrode pilot production plant in Dunsfold, Surrey.[11]


  1. ^ a b "AFC Energy PLC (AFEN.L)". Reuters. Retrieved 2012-09-29. 
  2. ^ "AFC Energy". Fuel Cell Today. Retrieved 2012-09-29. 
  3. ^ Hore, Andrew (September–October 2009). "AFC Energy - profile September 2009". Cleantech magazine. Retrieved 2012-09-29. 
  4. ^ "AFC Energy raises new cash but parts with MD". International Business Times. 2011-05-27. Retrieved 2012-09-29. 
  5. ^ "AFC deploys operational alkaline fuel cell with Linc Energy in Australia". Renewable Energy Focus (Elsevier). 2010-06-30. Retrieved 2012-09-29. 
  6. ^ "UK fuel cell partnership advances clean coal plans". The Engineer. 2010-10-11. Retrieved 2012-09-29. 
  7. ^ "UK developers to build 300 MW hydrogen plant" (PDF). European Power Daily 12 (192) (Platts). 2010-10-05. Retrieved 2012-09-29. 
  8. ^ a b "AFC Energy commissions two fuel cell Beta Systems at AkzoNobel plant in Germany". Renewable Energy Focus (Elsevier). 2011-10-03. Retrieved 2012-09-29. 
  9. ^ "AFC Energy hails fuel cell milestone". BusinessGreen. 2011-08-12. Retrieved 2012-09-29. 
  10. ^ "AFC Energy and Industrial Chemicals to instal the UK’s largest fuel cell energy facility". New Statesman. 2012-06-25. Retrieved 2012-09-29. 
  11. ^ "AFC Energy opens alkaline fuel cell electrode pilot production plant". Renewable Energy Focus (Elsevier). 2012-09-14. Retrieved 2012-09-29. 

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