Loading...

News >>>Adelan CEO celebrated with leading female entrepreneur award

Posted 6 March 2020

Fuel cell pioneer Dr Michaela Kendall has been honoured on International Women’s Day with recognition as a leading female entrepreneur.

Chief executive of Birmingham-based fuel cell technology company Adelan, Dr Kendall won the Queens Den award for her role in driving the local technology firm to international success.

The Queens Den award, which has been again sponsored by NatWest Business, saw seven female-led businesses pitch for a £4,000 marketing and media support package, donated by Squibble Ltd and Bootcamp Media.

Commenting on the award, Dr Kendall said: “It’s a great honour to win this Queens Den award which recognizes not just the success of Adelan but the central role that women can play in forging a more equitable and cleaner future society.”

Adelan Fuel Cell Technology

To discover more about 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.

 

News >>>Adelan teams up with BCU to launch Birmingham fuel cell incubator

Posted  March 1 2020

Birmingham’s Millennium Point is the site of a new space dedicated to greentech business development and networking. Local fuel cell technology pioneers Adelan teamed up with Birmingham City University’s (BCU) STEAMhouse to provide the space, which will also house the Midlands Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Network, an organisation dedicated to commercialising fuel cell technology.

Located at the heart of Birmingham city centre, the Millennium Point location will support students, graduates and local creative and digital entrepreneurs who wish to start and grow a business.

STEAM blends Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) and Arts graduates and makers to generate new high growth businesses in the city.  In the fuel cells and hydrogen sector, this creates new products, applications, digital platforms, data services and marketing approaches which can support local businesses and policy makers to understand the benefits of these technologies. Offering high quality and flexible business support, including workshops, high profile events, one to one mentoring and coaching, entrepreneur in residence, legal, accounting, finance issues and much more, the STEAMincubator offers specially designed spaces to prototype new products and develop new ideas including a fabrication facility at STEAMhouse.

Commenting on the development, Adelan CEO Dr Michaela Kendall, said: “We are delighted to be working with BCU as they build the STEAM pipeline to support the inventive ideas being generated every day in Birmingham. These ideas are being captured by BCU in a unique way, so that artists and technologists can create new and successful businesses together.  Ideally, our fuel cells will be designed and made in Birmingham, and we rely on digital platforms to enable wide deployment.  This will create the positive environmental impacts we know fuel cells can deliver for the whole of Birmingham and beyond”.

To access the STEAMincubator and learn more about the services it can offer local entrepreneurs, please visit: https://adelan.co.uk/

Adelan Fuel Cell Technology

To discover more about 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.

 

 

News >>>Adelan fuel cells extend solar energy storage capacity in Chinese homes

Posted  March 6 2020

Adelan fuel cell technology is set to energise China’s homes in a new clean technology collaboration. Under a deal backed by InnovateUK, a complete 24-hour solar home power supply system has emerged.

Supporting a solar power and battery system developed by a Jiangsu-based partner, Adelan fuel cells add back-up power and resilience to create a hybrid unit that delivers clean, quiet and round-the-clock power.

Development of the ‘SOFcSOLar’ (SOFSOL) home power product offers significant market opportunities both in the domestic Chinese market and beyond.

Renewable energy has experienced rapid growth in China and batteries are typically being used to store any excess capacity. The problem is battery weight, volume and cost. Fuel cells are able to enhance the battery storage capabilities to give many times more storage and back-up capacity for the same size and cost. In addition, the Adelan fuel cell also potentially provides heat for hot water, another significant source of energy demand in domestic properties.

Adelan CEO Dr Michaela Kendall, explains: “Balancing renewable energy supply with power demand is one of the key challenges we need to overcome to achieve the low-carbon transition. Coupling renewables, storage and fuel cells in this system maximises the opportunity for renewable energy contributions. More importantly, by solving the variability problem, the fuel cell hybrid system works with people’s lives and means that renewables are a viable solution. In the same way, our proven microtubular SOFC technology can use easily available forecourt fuels like propane or LPG and making this a usable, real-world approach that can be widely deployed.”

The project was jointly funded by InnovateUK and co-financed by the two technology partners. The £400k project was led by Adelan’s Dr Kevin Kendall FRS with Guo Junping leading Chinese company partners. On completion of the project Guo Junping said, “China is leading the world in fuel cell and hydrogen technology development to support clean energy deployment around the world and protect global citizens from the scourge of air pollution. Multi-billion pound investments into fuel cell technology in China demonstrate a level of commitment unparalleled elsewhere in the world.  Respected experts like Adelan help to accelerate China towards clearing air pollution globally”.

Alongside the core hybrid energy system product, a new company is being established to commercialise the product in the Chinese home market. Other new products and prototypes also emerged from the partnership, where UK Midlands and Chinese manufacturing collaboration was supported.

Commenting on the project Dr Kendall said: “Projects like this are critical if we are to maximise the economic and environmental benefits that are possible from commercialising home-gown UK technology. Hybrid systems that are enabled by Adelan fuel cell technology will allow us to tap into what is widely expected to become a huge global market.”

Adelan Fuel Cell Technology

To discover more about 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.

 

 


View our Timeline
  • Founded Adelan and made first Zirconia microtubes

  • Built first large demonstrator

  • First sales of demonstrators

  • First large commercial project; lab in Birmingham

  • First small demonstrator

  • The first sale of 250W system and UAV demonstrator

  • Portable Power Pack for camper van demonstrator

    Adelan microtubular solid oxide fuel cell battery range extender

  • Portable Power Pack for LNG truck demonstrator

  • Mobile and nano chargers

  • mCHP demonstrator

View opportunities at Adelan

Our Media

News >>> Enabling UK EV supply chains using hydrogen technology

An Adelan-led feasibility study will verify the key role the Midlands vehicular supply chain can play in achieving net-zero by utilising fuel cells.

Read More
News >>> Construction goes net zero with Adelan hydrogen technology

Adelan technology is powering the next generation of construction vehicles in a partnership with Calor and construction equipment OEMs and hire giants.
.

Read More
News >>> Adelan goes global: Making sense of fuel cells for NZ

Fuel cell company Adelan talks to Genesis Energy about the breakthrough hydrogen economy and the future of fuel cells in New Zealand.

Read More
News >>> Include, Invest, Change #IWD2022

Today, 8th March 2022, is International Women’s Day #IWD2022 #BreakTheBias. Thank you Thea Regan and good luck in your writing career.

Read More
News >>> Midlands Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Network

The Midlands Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Network grows the regional hydrogen economy, by connecting businesses and organisations on the ground across the region.

Read More
News >>> Adelan featured in Birmingham Business Magazine

Adelan has been featured in the November/December 2021 issue of Birmingham Business Magazine.

Read More
News >>> Adelan releases book HYSTORY: The Story of Hydrogen

We are excited to launch our long-awaited book on the emergence of the hydrogen economy, as an Adelan Publication, called HYSTORY: The Story of Hydrogen.

Read More
News >>> Adelan sync fuel cell tech supply-demand in The Midlands, UK

Adelan paves the way for hydrogen trucks in The Midlands with a newly funded Department for Transport project.

Read More
News >>> Adelan H2 car lease exceeds driver expectations

As the historic UK Hydrogen Strategy arrives this week, hydrogen cars are made available for lease from Adelan, to anyone trying to decarbonise their travel at work or play.

Read More
News>>>Adelan drives hydrogen fuel demand in the Midlands with Toyota Mirai lease

With Birmingham’s clean air zone (CAZ) live today, Adelan zero emission fuel cell vehicles offer the opportunity to go one step further and scrub the air cleaner as they drive.

Read More
News >>> Adelan drives hydrogen technologies onto the levelling-up agenda

High profile roles on key business and technology bodies mean Adelan is driving the levelling-up agenda to recognise technical leadership in The Midlands for a green recovery, with a focus on hydrogen innovation.

Read More
News >>> Calor supports Adelan technology for low carbon off-grid power generation

In order to replace diesel generators in clean air zones, Calor is providing BioLPG to Adelan fuel cell trials today to achieve the same carbon reductions as future fuels like hydrogen.

Read More
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.

Read More
News >>> UK Research and Innovation funding for Midlands energy transition

As a UK Government programme roadmaps the decarbonisation of industry clusters in The Midlands, fuel cells and hydrogen are set to feature in line with the UK Ten Point Plan.

Read More
BLOG > COVID-19 and the green recovery: The clean air connection

The worldwide lockdown revealed the true extent of global air pollution for the first time. Despite the economic chaos, it provides huge impetus to tackle a global health challenge.

Read More
News >>> Adelan CEO heads up green growth strategy group

Adelan’s Dr Michaela Kendall is to chair the low-carbon steering group set to boost green recovery in the Midlands by implementing an environmental technologies action plan.

Read More
Event >> COVID-19: The Midlands Green Recovery

Delivered in collaboration with the Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, discover how fuel cells and hydrogen will support the Green Recovery in the Midlands.

Read More
News >>> Adelan CEO is Mission Innovation Hydrogen Champion for UK

Adelan chief executive Dr Michaela Kendall has been named as one of twenty-one Mission Innovation Champions around the world in recognition of her role in the clean energy transition.

Read More
News >>> Powering Birmingham’s future: Adelan demonstrates green growth in low carbon sector

Low carbon technology business Adelan is featured in Birmingham Chamber of Commerce magazine Chamberlink.

Read More
News >>> Adelan CEO appears in Leaders Council Podcast

Michaela Kendall from Adelan appears in Leaders Council podcast alongside Geoff Hurst.

Read More
News >>> Fuel duty change boosts fuel cell business case compared to diesel

Changes to taxes on diesel are expected to drive home the economic case for fuel cells in the construction sector. Add in that fuel cells are clean, quiet and efficient and the business case is compelling.

Read More
News >>>Adelan CEO celebrated with leading female entrepreneur award

Fuel cell pioneer Dr Michaela Kendall has been honoured on International Women’s Day with recognition as a leading female entrepreneur.

Read More
News >>>Adelan teams up with BCU to launch Birmingham fuel cell incubator

Adelan and BCU team up to support new green technology businesses to grow in Birmingham, targeting local problems like climate change and air pollution.

Read More
News >>>Adelan fuel cells extend solar energy storage capacity in Chinese homes

A solar/battery/fuel cell hybrid energy system is using Adelan mSOFC technology to power up Chinese homes, with the potential of delivering round-the-clock clean power and heat.

Read More
Blog > Adelan helps HS2 to go low carbon using fuel cells

Hydrogen ready fuel cells can be used to almost eliminate carbon emissions from portable and remote power generation on building sites during the construction phase of HS2, even using hydrocarbons.

Read More
News >>> HS2 makes cost savings using Adelan fuel cell tech

New analysis confirms that Adelan fuel cells offer considerable savings for mega construction projects like the UK’s HS2 rail project. With benefits across greenhouse gas emissions, air quality, noise pollution and even operational costs, Adelan’s mSOFCs are a game changer for large infrastructure projects.

Read More
Blog > Adelan Fuel Cells featured in Unmanned Systems Technology Magazine

It’s all in the tubes. A unique take on the solid oxide fuel cell holds great promise for fixed-wing UAVs.

Read More
Blog > A simple clean air, low-carbon energy hack

Fuel cell pioneers Adelan led a cleantech brainstorming event recently in a bid to solve some of society’s biggest challenges. Spearheading the event at STEAMHouse, Birmingham’s leading business incubator, their conclusions were disturbingly simple: Back local low carbon innovators.

Read More
Event >> Adelan front and centre of Birmingham clean-tech revolution

Technology pioneers Adelan are headlining Birmingham’s Greentech event next month as the city showcases the world’s best clean technology at its premier sustainability show.

Read More
Blog > Billionaires backing fuel cells

Maverick billionaire Elon Musk may not be betting on fuel cells for the future, but given that the majority of his peers are it looks like this visionary will ultimately be on the wrong side of history.

Read More
Event >> Cleaning up urban air with fuel cells

Birmingham Mayor Andy Street is backing technologies like Adelan fuel cells to solve the crisis of urban air pollution and the climate change challenge.

Read More
News >>> All Energy goes heavy on fuel cells to decarbonise UK

In a two-day programme packed with fuel cell content, All-Energy 2019 explored the national opportunities to start decarbonising today, with commercialisation of fuel cells in the Midlands outlined by Adelan CEO Dr Michaela Kendall.

Read More
Blog > China stimulates fuel cell and hydrogen economies

The spectacular success of today’s battery technologies has prompted a significant shift towards enabling technologies, in particular hydrogen and fuel cells for electric vehicle range extenders and air con APUs.

Read More
Event >> UK fuel cell industry builds national strategy

Standing room only as leading fuel cell and hydrogen industry players gathered at Birmingham’s NEC recently to build on the UK’s national hydrogen and fuel cell development strategy.

Read More
Blog > Adelan CEO on the importance of fuel cell technology in Birmingham

Adelan is the longest running fuel cell company in Britain and is the only fuel cell company in Birmingham. As Chair of the Midlands Hydrogen and Fuel cell Network, the Adelan CEO Michaela Kendall describes how fuel cells are being developed in the region and discusses Adelan’s manufacturing plans for future sustainable growth.

Read More
News >>> The Telegraph’s Andrew English road tests a hydrogen car over 1,000 miles

Telegraph Cars puts the cutting-edge Hyundai Nexo to the sternest test so far of the technology that supplies electricity without the need for heavy battery packs – at the same time, following in the wheel tracks of the earliest pioneering motorists to prove its feasibility.

Read More
Event >> Adelan completes successful fuel cell trade mission to China

Adelan Ltd, the UK’s oldest fuel cell company, has completed a successful trade mission to China. Meeting with high-level decision-makers from two Chinese provinces earlier this month, Adelan chief executive officer Dr Michaela Kendall garnered commercial interest in their patented fuel cells from some of the world’s largest technology players.

Read More
News >>> UK fuel cell pioneer plans for growth with expanded site

Reflecting exciting market developments, Adelan Ltd – the UK’s oldest fuel cell firm – has relocated to larger premises. Pioneers of microtubular solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology, Adelan is rapidly expanding to accommodate anticipated growth in demand for its clean, quiet and robust fuel cell designs.

Read More
Event >> How fuel cells and hydrogen change the atmosphere

Professor Michaela Kendall discusses how the use of fuel cells and hydrogen can change the atmosphere. She also highlights the founding of the Midlands Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Network, a commercially-led, inclusive interest group which aims to consolidate the strengths of the hydrogen and fuel cell sector in the region.

Read More
Blog > The Midlands can still lead Mission Innovation to clear the atmosphere

Since the VW emissions scandal broke, air pollution in cities has remained a top public health concern. With such stories rarely out of the news, you could be forgiven for thinking that something has recently emerged from medical science illustrating the dangers of combustion-generated air pollution to human health.

Read More

Our Videos

Enquiry Form

Telephone

Address

Email