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Fuel cells offer the cleanest technology for electricity generation, scalable from small portable units to power stations.

Adelan is one of the longest running fuel cell R&D programmes in the world, and the longest running mSOFC programme. mSOFC technology – from materials to design specifications – is developed and optimised by Adelan, with an aim to commercialise through component and system cost reduction.

Delivery of portable and mobile power solutions is Adelan’s key strength. The Adelan team has the skills and capabilities to design, develop and implement micro-power solutions for a range of applications. Adelan technical skills are in the intellectual property related to mSOFC systems, materials processing, SOFC testing and using various fuels, including hydrocarbons.

Adelan has more than three decades experience in fuel cell material benefits, degradation analysis, system design, and fuel cell demonstration. Adelan produced many demonstrators over the years, including a mCHP unit in 1997 and 2000. The most significant of these was the first portable rapid starting SOFC fuelled by butane in 1998 as described in the Journal of Power Sources.