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Start-up Converts Chemical Firms' Waste Hydrogen into Electricity

5:11 AM MDT | August 14, 2009 | Alex Scott

Start up firm AFC Energy (Cranleigh, U.K.) says it has begun offering chemical firms an alkaline fuel cell system that can efficiently convert their waste hydrogen into electricity. AFC says the payback for the technology can be less than two years and could provide significant income for chemical firms for hydrogen that is currently wasted or inefficiently burnt using combustion engines AFC: Now running its 3.5MW fuel cell system at Bitterfeld.   The company initially is targeting chlor-alkali producers, as they generate hydrogen offgas and require...

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