AFC Energy, a provider of hydrogen power generation technologies, and Mace Group, a UK-based consultancy and construction business, have formed a strategic partnership to use hydrogen power in decarbonising the construction industry.
Globally, the construction sector accounts for 38 percent of energy related emissions, and in London 14.5 percent of the most harmful emissions such as PM2.5 are from stationary diesel generators on construction sites.
Mace and AFC Energy will work together in deploying zero emission hydrogen generators to deliver a transition away from the use of highly polluting diesel generators on construction sites both in the UK and internationally. The partners aim to commission the first AFC Energy H-Power systems on site in early 2022.
The partnership is a part of Mace’s commitment to achieve a 10 percent year on year reduction in carbon emissions from its operations and to remove diesel generators from its sites by 2026, said Mark Reynolds, Mace’s Group Chief Executive.