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AFC Starts up Fuel Cell at AkzoNobel's Chlor-Alkali Plant (update)

7:24 AM MST | January 18, 2012 | Alex Scott

AFC Energy (Cranleigh, U.K.) says its alkaline Beta fuel cell system for the first time is being used commercially to generate electricity from waste hydrogen. The system is being employed at AkzoNobel’s Bitterfeld, Germany chlor-alkali complex. The system consumes about 1kg of hydrogen to generate 20 kW hours of electricity and nine liters of hot, industrial-grade water. Since December, two commercial-scale Beta fuel cell systems have been generating electricity in a real world environment as opposed to running in a safe R&D environment, AFC...

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