AFC Energy has sold its 100kW H-Power™ alkaline fuel cell system, fuelled with hydrogen, to Forschungszentrum Jülich for deployment at its Living Lab Energy Campus (LLEC) in Germany.
The LLEC will integrate, across a new “Smart” IT platform, an operation of renewable energies with technologies from the hydrogen sector to offer real time analysis into novel energy supply and control strategies for deployment across future “smart cities”.
Following in-depth technical discussions with Forschungszentrum Jülich, AFC Energy has been working with the company to engineer a bespoke, 100kW H-Power™ fuel cell system designed to meet a number of predefined specifications.
Martin Müller, LLEC Team Manager of Hydrogen Production said, “Having evaluated AFC Energy’s alkaline fuel cell technology for several months, we are now leased to be able to be placing an order for a 100 kWe alkaline fuel cell unit for delivery as an integral part of our LLEC.”
“This project will support the furtherance of Germany’s energy transition via a more efficient utilisation of hydrogen and also demonstrate innovative hybrid solutions for Power-to-Gas and Gas-to-Power applications.”
Initial operation of AFC Energy’s 100kWe alkaline fuel cell unit at LLEC will be fuelled with hydrogen derived via electrolysis. Jülich’s intent is to fuel the H-Power system with hydrogen stored and released locally via a LOHC system.
“AFC Energy is pleased to be working alongside Jülich in delivering Europe’s leading energy hub devoted entirely to the transition towards a more sustainable distributed energy system – a system whose blueprint can be deployed across a number of smart cities across the world,” said Adam Bond, CEO of AFC Energy.
“We have long seen a role for the company’s alkaline fuel cell technology in supporting distributed microgrids in Europe and internationally and with the recent strong leadership shown by the German Government in this field, we welcome the opportunity to be part of such a high profile international showcase alongside several Germany’s leading technology and research institutes.”