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Iceland’s Emergency Communications System Station supported by hydrogen technology
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Iceland’s Emergency Communications System Station supported by hydrogen technology

GenCell Energy’s A5 off-grid hydrogen power solution, based on alkaline fuel cell (AFC) technology, has successfully ran for 1500 continuous hours at an active Emergency Communications System (ECS) station outside Reykjavik, Iceland.

Operated by Neyðarlínan ohf, the state-owned Icelandic telecom provider that operates 112, the National Emergency Number, the National Tetra Telecommunication Service and the Icelandic Maritime Service, the station trialled the solution as part an effort to minimise its carbon footprint.

Sharing the milestone for its technology today (June 21), GenCell said the 1500-hour stint included inclement weather conditions such as sub-zero temperatures (-10⁰ C) compounded by heavy rains and strong winds.

The experimental GenCell A5 combines the advantages of low temperature fuel cell with the ability to operate on liquid ammonia fuel, one of the most effective carbon-free hydrogen carriers, offering clean power with only water, nitrogen and heat as by–products.

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