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News >>> Celebrating 25 years as a world class hydrogen economy pioneer, from the UK

Adelan, the UK’s oldest fuel cell firm, is celebrating 25 years championing a clean energy technology that is set to transform lives for the better.

Posted 4 March 2021

Birmingham’s Adelan has been leading the push for hydrogen technologies for the last 25 years, offering unique technology and advice to those looking to decarbonise. The company was founded on the creation of a unique and patented low-carbon technology. That technology, the microtubular solid oxide fuel cell (mSOFC), was invented by the Kendalls in the 1990s.

This world-class breakthrough allows the users of mainstream fuels like propane and LPG, as well as hydrogen, without expensive and complex reformer technology needed by alternative fuel cell designs. It means Adelan’s quiet, compact and efficient clean energy technology can be rolled out, deployed and in widespread use today, achieving immediate carbon reductions at competitive costs, using widely available fuels.

Using this proven and scalable technology, the UK is ready to take maximum advantage of the new momentum to build a better world and achieve the greatest possible benefits in terms of climate change impact, air quality improvements and economic advantage.

Led by Dr Michaela Kendall, this month Adelan celebrates its founding as the UK’s oldest fuel cell firm. A renowned scientist, Dr Kendall is the UK Hydrogen Champion for Mission Innovation, based in the UK’s Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and has worked with the UN as well as European, US and Chinese governments.

With many international alliances and success stories under its belt, Adelan is still proud to base itself in Birmingham, making it a testament to the city’s long heritage as an industrial powerhouse. As clean energy alternatives now come into sharp focus, it sets the city up to continue its historical role in leading energy revolution, with Adelan at the fore.

“We are humbled and thrilled for the Adelan A-Team to reach this milestone having led the hydrogen revolution for the last 25 years. With the clean energy transition now at the top of the international agenda, we’re excited to see what the next 25 years brings Adelan. We see our region as the heart of the UK Green Recovery and we will work here with our international partners to create positive environmental change globally,” says Dr Michaela Kendall, Chief Executive of Adelan.

To discover exactly how Adelan can support your future energy ambitions or to meet your requirements for clean, quiet and reliable energy for remote, mobile or any other applications, please contact Dr Kendall and the rest of the Adelan team at:

Adelan Ltd, 15 Weekin Works, 112-116 Park Hill Road, Birmingham B17 9HD (UK)
Tel: +44 (0)121 427 8033

About Adelan

First founded in The Midlands, Birmingham-based Adelan pioneered microtubular solid oxide fuel cell (mSOFC) technology more than 30 years’ ago. Adelan’s patented and scalable technology gives the fuel cell unprecedented flexibility, allowing the system to run cleanly on a range of commonly available fuels such as LPG, natural gas or propane/butane mix. As a result, though Adelan fuel cells can also run on hydrogen, they offer considerable additional operational flexibility and ease of use benefits whilst retaining a small, compact and lightweight footprint.

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