AFC Energy-led Consortium Awarded €1.4 M EU Funding

01 Dec 2011

UK-based alkaline fuel cell developer AFC Energy is to lead a consortium of organisations running a new EU project, LASER-CELL, backed by €2.9 million of funding.  The AFC Energy-led consortium is to receive €1.4 million of this from the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU).

LASER-CELL will run alongside AFC Energy's current development programme and will develop innovative technologies to enhance high-volume production of alkaline fuel cells, backed up by life-cycle and market analysis. AFC Energy will receive €405,600 of the total funding.

The consortium includes the following partners:

  1. AFC Energy - project Coordinator and fuel cell developer
  2. Cencorp Oyj - automation specialists of Finland
  3. VTT - the Technical Institute of Finland
  4. Air Products - leading global supplier of industrial gases and equipment, specialty and intermediate chemicals, and environmental and energy systems
  5. Nanocyl S.A. - specialist material suppliers of Belgium
  6. UDE - Energy and Environmental Engineering Institute of Duisburg-Essen University, Germany
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