- AFC Energy said it had successfully completed an 18-month trial of an ammonia-to-power system.

The company also confirmed plans to conclude work on the business case for an integrated, scalable ammonia fuelled clean power generator.

The system would enable the use of AFC Energy's fuel cells in off-grid locations where electricity would be generated through the consumption of ammonia.

The trial provided proof of concept for the use of AFC Energy's fuel cell system with cracked ammonia, the company said.

It also showed a negligible difference in fuel-cell performance witnessed between direct hydrogen gas sourced from industrial gas companies, and that sourced from cracked ammonia.

'The successful integration of the company's fuel cell system into an upstream hydrogen stream sourced from cracked ammonia is not only a unique selling point of the alkaline fuel cell, but also is a logical means to the unlocking of the multi-billion dollar off-grid stationary power market,' chief executive Adam Bond said.

'The results of this demonstration, highlight the potential of ammonia as a long-term fuel to support the deployment of the company's alkaline fuel cell system, displacing diesel gensets and offering an alternative fuel source to the company's new electric vehicle charging unit.'

'Utilising ammonia as a fuel is wholly consistent with AFC Energy's review of integrated fuel and power generation systems for off grid power generation and should be a key differentiator for us in our go to market strategy in this ever growing target market.'

At 2:19pm: [LON:AFC] AFC Energy PLC share price was +0.07p at 4.35p

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