Hydrogen Taskforce, a coalition of the UK’s largest organisations that operate in the hydrogen sector, has announced that EDF has become its new member. The group, which works with the government to secure the role of hydrogen in the UK’s future energy mix, will also include representatives from EDF’s proposed nuclear power plant Sizewell C in Suffolk. EDF is currently investigating ways of producing hydrogen using energy from nuclear power and renewables. Sizewell C is predicted to produce large amounts of green hydrogen and bring flexibility to the energy system.
Energy Live News 15th April 2021 read more »
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Recharge 16th April 2021 read more »
A British developer of hydrogen fuel-cell technology has received a £3.2 million cash injection from ABB and has expanded its partnership with the giant Swedish-Swiss engineer. AFC Energy said yesterday that it had raised about £36 million altogether from an oversubscribed fundraising that would provide it with cash to develop products. The Aim-listed group is working on electric vehicle charging products alongside ABB, as well as alkaline fuel-cell technology that could power data centres. AFC, which is valued at about £500 million, is based in Cranleigh, Surrey. ABB, one of the world’s largest engineers, is based in Zurich. Hydrogen is an appealing alternative to fossil fuels because it is the most abundant element in the universe and emits only water when burnt. However, separating hydrogen from other chemicals is an expensive and energy-consuming process.
Times 17th April 2021 read more »