LONDON, Jan. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — In the present day AFC Energy (AIM: AFC), a number one supplier of hydrogen energy technology applied sciences, pronounces the signing of the Firm’s first strategic engineering collaboration settlement with Ricardo, a world chief within the creation of modern engineering and design options with robust credentials throughout the transportation and vitality sectors.
The settlement will deal with the joint creation of hydrogen gas cell merchandise and repair choices, with an preliminary deal with three key areas: marine, rail and stationary energy technology. The collaboration will develop services and products that may instantly help international efforts to decarbonise transport, vitality and important nationwide infrastructure.
The collaboration will create alternatives for AFC Power to develop the variety of merchandise that utilise the corporate’s gas cell and validate its technical and business viability within the rising international marketplace for hydrogen fuelled energy and propulsion programs.
Each events will take into account the advantages achieved by means of the usage of low price, available, and excessive vitality dense inexperienced ammonia gas (somewhat than hydrogen fuel) as a gas of alternative in off-grid or distant energy wants, together with worldwide delivery and distributed energy technology.
Adam Bond, Chief Govt of AFC Power plc, mentioned:
“The position for AFC Power’s alkaline gas cell in supporting the decarbonisation of e-mobility and off-grid energy programs by means of the usage of zero emission fuels corresponding to inexperienced ammonia is turning into ever clearer and related.
“We’re delighted to be collaborating with one of many world’s main engineering homes in Ricardo to completely discover new and modern methods through which our alkaline gas cell system will be deployed throughout a spread of industries the place conventional reliance on combustion of fossil fuels is now not seen as a viable or acceptable technique of distant energy technology. We stay up for furthering our collaboration with Ricardo in our key markets of focus, with every offering monumental alternatives in their very own proper.”
Mike Bell, Group Technique and Transformation Director at Ricardo plc, added:
“Ricardo has a world main pedigree within the vitality transition in direction of sustainable and inexperienced energy, working with most of the world’s main Unique Gear Producers and industrial companions in pursuit of engineering options that help Web Zero aspirations. We additionally recognise AFC Power’s specialist experience in alkaline gas cell know-how, which has highlighted the potential for low price, excessive effectivity alkaline programs in off-grid and distant energy environments.
“We’re very happy to be collaborating with AFC Power is exploring new alternatives for gas cell deployment throughout sectors corresponding to marine and rail the place the alkaline know-how has the potential to play a key position decarbonisation and sustainability.”
Following a number of months of engagement, the 2 firms have already collectively submitted proposals to Ricardo purchasers, addressing specific consumer wants pertinent to grid instability and the necessity for zero emission various energy. Additional alternatives will likely be recognized in 2021 for joint collaboration throughout key markets.
About AFC Power plc
AFC Power plc is commercialising a scalable alkaline gas cell system, to offer clear electrical energy for on and off grid functions. The know-how, pioneered over the previous twelve years within the UK, is now deployable in electrical automobile chargers, off-grid decentralised energy programs and industrial fuel crops as a part of a portfolio strategy to the decarbonisation of native electrical energy wants.
About Ricardo plc
Ricardo plc is a world strategic engineering and environmental consultancy that specialises within the transport, vitality and scarce sources sectors. Ricardo’s work extends throughout a spread of market sectors – together with passenger vehicles, business autos, rail, defence, motorsport, vitality and surroundings – with a consumer checklist that features transport operators, producers, vitality firms, monetary establishments and authorities businesses. Along with technical consultancy companies, Ricardo has in-house engineering capabilities that allow the Firm to design and ship high-quality prototypes and low-volume manufacturing of complicated merchandise and assemblies, together with engines, transmissions, electrical motors and mills, battery packs and gas cell programs.
SOURCE AFC Power