AFC Energy has struck a deal with Peel Environment Limited to assess the techno-economic feasibility of the UK’s largest hydrogen fuel cell precinct.
The company will conduct the assessment in collaboration with the firm and other third party partners to review a range of hydrogen sources and offtake arrangements.
In a statement the firm said it will also work with local stakeholders which will see a proposed phasing of fuel cell projects at Protos commencing at 1MW through to an estimated 35MW to 50MW of installed capacity at the site.
Adam Bond, AFC Energy’s chief executive, said: “AFC Energy is proud to be collaborating with Peel Land & Property Group. This techno-economic feasibility study will see a proposed phasing of fuel cell projects at Protos commencing at 1MW through to an estimated 35MW to 50MW of installed capacity at the site, delivering the first phase of an industrial fuel cell power company.
“Following recent advances in the development of the AFC Energy fuel cell, the board now believe the company is well positioned to capitalise on these project deployment opportunities and hope to make further such announcements in the near future.
“Protos will provide the ideal opportunity for a scaled and commercial hydrogen fuel cell facility that will play an important part in the long term and sustainable powering of the UK’s Northern Powerhouse.
“I’m confident that with the mix of skills and capabilities of AFC and Protos, we will deliver a world class innovative fuel cell project right here in the UK.”