GenCell Energy’s A5 off-grid power solution, which extracts hydrogen from liquid ammonia, will be deployed on an advanced test unit to power the Emergency Communication System (ECS) station in Reykjavik, Iceland, operated by Neyðarlínan ohf.
Announcing the agreement this week (12th Jan), the Israel-based company said the unit that is based on alkaline fuel cell technology is expected to reach February next month, where it will provide 24/7 primary power.
Deployment of the A5 solution supports the environmental policy of the Icelandic Government, which passed an action plan in 2018 calling to abolish the use of all fossil fuels before the year 2050 and banning all new registrations of diesel and petrol vehicles from the year 2030.
Featuring GenCell’s ammonia cracker which extracts clean zero emission hydrogen from economical and widely available liquid ammonia, the A5 solution ensures 24/7 uninterrupted power.
Commenting on the deployment, Thorhallur Olafsson, CEO, Neydarlinan ohf, said, “We are extremely excited and enthusiastic about the prospects for the A5 off-grid power solution.”
“Here in the challenging climate and weather conditions in Iceland, we have deployed many different power solutions in an effort to ensure uninterrupted power for our networks and more recently in efforts to transition to clean renewable energy sources.”
“The versatile A5 stand-alone power source will not only back up our electric grid during outages and in dense network conditions but will also replace the grid in remote locations. And this while helping us meet our sustainability objectives. We look forward to positive results of the advanced testing unit to expand the A5 deployment.”
Rami Reshef, CEO, GenCell, added, “We thank Neydarlinan ohf for their pioneering spirit and willingness to join us to prove the value of hydrogen for powering the emergency services sector.”
“We are confident that this GenCell A5 advanced test unit will demonstrate superior performance and help Iceland maintain emergency service and constant connectivity while more quickly meeting its climate goals.”