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AFC Energy initiates research relationship with Science and Technology's Fuel Cells Expert

AFC Energy, the industrial fuel cell power company, has established a new collaborative research relationship with the Engineering Department, Science and Technology, Lancaster University.

The new link-up allows AFC Energy to draw on the expertise of Lancaster University and re-establish its relationship with former AFC Energy employee and fuel cell expert Dr Richard Dawson of the Engineering Department. A team led by Dr Dawson, who recently joined the department and is still retained as a consultant by the company, will be asked to undertake research and testing to help AFC Energy better understand how alkaline fuel cells operate using an array of different hydrogen feed-stocks.

Dr Dawson explains, "I am really pleased to be collaborating with AFC Energy. This research could lead to alkaline fuel cells with enhanced durability in demanding applications, allowing low cost and highly efficient alkaline fuel cells to be used effectively in many more scenarios, bringing associated cost and energy efficiency benefits."

AFC Energy, which announced last week that it had achieved six months' electrode life in its laboratory, has also undertaken a further expansion of its fuel cell test capability at its Surrey base.

The increased capability will support the company's product development programme as it continues its work on extending the longevity and power output of its propriety electrodes.

Dr Dawson is also part of Energy Lancaster, which brings together Lancaster University's world leading expertise in a wide range of energy related areas covering the demand and supply of energy.

The story about the collaboration featured in the news on StockMarketWire.com, AFC Energy, FuelCellsWorks, The Telegraph Finance, Interactive Investor, Money am, FE Investegate and Shares Magazine for his research to help AFC Energy better understand how alkaline fuel cells operate using an array of different hydrogen feed-stocks.

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Tue 05 February 2013