Waste2Tricity International (Thailand) has signed a new cooperation agreement with AFC Energy and AlterNRG to accelerate the adoption of the AFC Energy fuel cell systems in Thailand, where it holds an exclusive license for energy-from-waste (EfW) projects.
The MOU builds on the commercialization deal announced on 31 October 2013, granting exclusive rights to Waste2Tricity International (Thailand) to use AFC Energy’s low-cost fuel cell systems to generate power from hydrogen gasified from municipal solid waste and on the later announcement of 9 December that Waste2Tricity International (Thailand) had acquired exclusive rights for the Westinghouse Plasma Corporation technology from Alter NRG.
Following positive market feedback the three companies are now committed to collaborating to accelerate a number of large scale projects in Thailand, similar to the Air Products Tees Valley project in which Waste2Tricity was involved from inception.
Waste2Tricity International (Thailand) is also investigating the logistics of manufacturing fuel cells in Thailand, potentially reducing the timeline of fuel cells being integrated into waste plants, and is lobbying the Thai government for fuel cell incentives.
PK Thummukgool, director of Waste2Tricity and project director for the Thailand project said the agreement clearly demonstrates Waste2Tricity’s intentions to shorten the time-to-market for our energy-to-waste systems incorporating AFC’s low cost fuel cell systems.
“The MOU will quickly establish a business model to monetize the growing waste stream in Thailand and will also create a platform for developing similar projects in the ASEAN region,” Thummukgool added.