Ricardo and AFC Energy have reached an agreement to find new and innovative renewable fuel solutions.
The deal will concentrate on the collaborative production of hydrogen fuel cell service offerings, with an initial focus on marine, rail and stationary power generation. Collaboration will develop products and services that will actively help global initiatives to decarbonize transport, energy and essential infrastructure at national level.
In combination with AFC Energy’s alkaline fuel cell technology platform, ‘H-Power,’ the collaboration will allow the design and delivery of high-quality and advanced technologies and explore new areas where both companies have a direct route to the market.
The two firms have also jointly presented recommendations to energy network providers with an emphasis on meeting consumer requirements related to strategic grid reliability and zero alternative pollution.
“AFC Energy’s proprietary technology has a role to play in both decarbonising global energy production and in increasing the number of industrial applications that use hydrogen as its principal energy source.
“Our collaboration with Ricardo follows a number of months of discussions between both parties and I am confident that the quality and breadth of their work will lead to an enhanced product range and a greater number of end customers in key industrial sectors.”Adam Bond, chief executive officer at AFC Energy.
“Our mission is creating a world fit for the future, whether that’s developing clean, efficient products for global transport sectors, supporting national governments with their national climate commitments or supporting the private sector in delivery of robust pathways and solutions to achieve net zero. Ricardo is proud to be working with a range of clients on hydrogen and fuel cell technology, offering solutions that reduce carbon emissions and deliver clean efficient solutions across a wide range of sectors. This collaboration with AFC Energy enables Ricardo to increase the range of hydrogen and fuel cell solutions we can provide to our clients.”Mike Bell, growth strategy and transformation director at Ricardo.