AFC Energy provides update about Southern Oil Refining fuel cell system


Industrial fuel cell company AFC Energy has provided an update on its first commercial order in Australia for a proprietary hydrogen (H2) power generation unit from refiner Southern Oil Refining.

Over the past few months, AFC Energy has conducted initial engineering and supply chain preparedness work in advance of finalising the full suite of terms for supply of a fuel cell system into Southern Oil’s Gladstone Refinery during the course of 2019.

This work has included several meetings with electrode supplier Industrie De Nora together with containerisation suppliers that AFC Energy is currently working with to maximise the “plug and play” capability of the fuel cell system in Gladstone.

In the week commencing 15th October (2018), representatives of AFC Energy met with Southern Oil management at the bio-refinery and advanced bio-fuels laboratory site in Gladstone and at Southern Oil’s Brisbane based offices to progress the logistics, installation, operational matters and confirm commercial and contractual principles associated with the fuel cell system installation.

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