Fuel Cells may Help Revive Domestic Manufacture in Post-Industrial Countries
26 Oct 2011
With emerging industries such as fuel cells an opportunity
exists for post-industrial countries who innovate in these
industries to bring high value manufacturing back to their
countries through the manufacture or integration of the products
recently announced UK project, rabh2, sees Arcola Energy, RE
Hydrogen and BOC collaborating to create what they claim to be the
UK's first renewable hydrogen energy supply chain. The project is
the result of a funding call by the Technology Strategy Board (TSB)
to bring high-value manufacturing to the UK.
The rabh2 project will see RE Hydrogen providing a 5 kW
electrolyser and compressing hydrogen, BOC providing the gas supply
cylinders and Arcola Energy integrating Horizon stacks into a
variety of fuel cell products. As Arcola Energy's Dr Ben Todd
explains to Fuel Cell Today, projects such as rabh2 allow countries
who have previously shut down their heavy manufacturing to involve
themselves in new lighter manufacturing.
Shortly after the rabh2 announcement the TSB launched a £7.5
million funding competition for an end-to-end fuel cell and
hydrogen whole system integration, which will open on
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