AFC Energy wins hydrogen fuel cell order from ABB

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AFC Energy, a provider of hydrogen power generation technologies, announced a £4 million order from ABB for supplying high energy dense “S” Series hydrogen fuel cell system.

AFC Energy will deliver the zero-emission power generator system ahead of schedule in early 2023.

ABB will use 200kW “S” Series system, which can be fuelled with either hydrogen or ammonia, for high-power EV charging.  ABB is the global leader in the provision of EV charging solutions with a presence in 80 markets globally.  ABB aims to provide high-power EV charging to its customers in regions where grid connectivity is absent or constrained.

AFC Energy delivered a fully integrated charging system at ABB’s facility in Estonia when AFC Energy’s “L” Series fuel cell technology was successfully operated in conjunction with ABB’s energy storage and EV charging technology.

The “S” Series generator will use AFC Energy’s new anion exchange membrane (AEM) technology to demonstrate world class energy density from a fuel cell.  The “S” Series will be housed in a container approximating the size of a 10ft shipping container.

The 200kW “S” Series is also suitable for other uses where ABB and AFC Energy are collaborating such as in data centres, shipping and off-grid power markets.