- AFC Energy - the industrial fuel cell power company - has established a new research relationship with the engineering department at Lancaster University.

The new link-up allows AFC Energy to draw on the expertise of one of the UK's top research universities and re-establish its relationship with former AFC Energy employee and fuel cell expert Dr Richard Dawson.

A team led by Dr Dawson, who is still retained as a consultant by the company, will be asked to undertake research and testing to help AFC Energy better understand how alkaline fuel cells operate using an array of different hydrogen feed-stocks.

AFC Energy, which announced last week that it had achieved six months' electrode life in its laboratory, has also undertaken a further expansion of its fuel cell test capability at its Surrey base.

The increased capability will support the company's product development programme as it continues its work on extending the longevity and power output of its propriety electrodes.

At 8:24am: [LON:AFC] share price was +0.25p at 34.5p

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