AFC Energy has appointed a new Chief Technology Officer to accelerate the commercialisation of its “S” series high density alkaline fuel cell system and AlkaMem® membrane technology.
Dr. David Harvey will assume the role this month as a recognised expert in the field of fuel cell technology and electrochemical systems. Dr. Harvey has previously served in roles at Ballard Power Systems and Fuel Cell Powertrain.
Commenting on his appointment, Dr. Harvey said, “Alkaline fuel cell chemistry affords many advantages and benefits for today’s clean power market, both for stationary and mobile applications, and AFC Energy’s high energy density AEM fuel cell has the potential to be a real game changer for the industry.”
Adam Bond, Chief Executive of AFC Energy, added, “We are delighted to welcome David to AFC Energy’s Executive Leadership team. David’s world-class experience in fuel cell technology will further strengthen our technical offering, particularly in high energy dense fuel cell systems.”
“Such impeccable credentials in several global hydrogen and fuel cell businesses, will materially contribute to not only AFC Energy’s technology platform, but our corporate strategy, commercial partners and expansion opportunities. We welcome David to AFC Energy and wish he and his family a successful transition to the UK.”
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When Rosberg X Racing duo Johan Kristoffersson and Molly Taylor crossed the finish line of Extreme E’s first race in the Saudi Arabian desert earlier this month, they did so in a car charged by a hydrogen-powered generator. And for AFC Energy’s Adam Bond, it was one of his proudest moments as the UK company’s Chief Executive.
It was AFC Energy that designed and engineered the hydrogen fuel cell generator used by Extreme E to remotely charge the race fleet using zero-emission energy, marking a revolutionary first in international motorsport. With an estimated 200 million people watching worldwide, Bond was there in person to watch Rosberg X Racing take the chequered flag in Extreme E’s inaugural Desert X-Prix in AlUla. H2 View caught up with Bond earlier this week to find out how it went.
Read the full interview here.