AFC Energy plc won the Clean Energy Rushlight Award, which is designed to celebrate and publicise significant achievements in developing clean fuels.  The Award aims to encourage further development and investment in clean technology, as well as the wider adoption of clean fuels by consumers and commerce.  The winners were chosen by a panel of expert judges, which included representatives from the British Geological Survey, DECC, WWF, the Carbon Trust and DEFRA. As a consequence of their win, AFC Energy is now eligible to go forward and represent the UK in the European Business Awards for the Environment. AFC Energy is a developer of a low cost, fully scalable alkaline fuel cell. Focused on large-scale power generation, the technology produces electricity from hydrogen at up to 60% efficiency and has demonstrated its suitability for a large range of industrial applications and global markets. Current applications include combining fuel cells with coal gasification, a revolutionary approach to clean energy generation; waste to energy, which could see the end of landfills; and industries such as the chlor alkaline sector, where hydrogen is produced as a by-product.

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