Hydrogen power generation technologies company AFC Energy has strengthened its relationship with Industrie De Nora S.p.A.
The companies have signed the next phrase of the Joint Development Agreement (JDA), setting updated targets for mass manufacture in advance on commercial deployment.
Since the original JDA in August 2016, De Nora and AFC Energy have collaborated in driving the performance of fuel cell electrodes forward against initially defined operating criteria.
The extension of the JDA announced today will build on these successes, focusing on further opportunities for electrode performance enhancement and creating the right commercial environment for mass electrode manufacturing.
“Supporting the emergence of hydrogen as one of the enabling factors of the energy transition towards the full decarbonisation of the planet is a key growth driver for De Nora,” said Luca Buonerba, Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer at De Nora.
“Our collaboration with AFC Energy is a key part of that strategy. Over the past few years, De Nora has invested substantial resources into the development of a commercially viable alkaline electrode tailored to AFC Energy’s requirements, exploiting the deep IP and know how deriving from our market leading position in other industries and decades of R&D.”
“Our collaboration with De Nora has delivered many successes over the past three years and it is with great excitement and anticipation that we have agreed to strengthen our commercial relationship through the extended JDA today,” said Adam Bond, CEO at AFC Energy.
“We look forward to working even more closely with De Nora and evolve the technical collaboration into a successful long-term commercial partnership with them.”