CFCL Forms Alliance for Testing Solid-Oxide Fuel Cells

November 15, 2005 by Jeff Shepard

Ceramic Fuel Cells Ltd. (CFCL, Australia) announced that it has formed an alliance with Precision Flow Technologies to manufacture and market solid-oxide fuel cell (SOFC) test systems. Under the agreement, Precision Flow Technologies will build test systems that offer a reliable source for testing SOFCs to a broad range of users worldwide. The agreement combines CFCL’s knowledge and experience in SOFC development, manufacturing, and testing, with Precision Flow Technologies’ manufacturing experience and its international installations of proton-exchange membrane (PEM) test systems.

Ceramic Fuel Cells CEO Brendan Dow stated, "CFCL has one of the world’s most extensive facilities for testing solid-oxide fuel cells, with over 50 test stations of various types. We have honed our expertise in test station design, production, and application over 13 years of developing a range of fuel cell technologies, including our current all-ceramic stack configuration. We are delighted to have formed the alliance with Precision Flow Technologies, which enables us to capitalize on our fuel cell testing expertise to generate additional revenue streams, one of CFCL’s strategic goals for 2005/2006."

Precision Flow Technologies President Kevin Brady added, "This is an exciting time for Precision Flow Technologies. We believe our new partnership with CFCL holds significant growth opportunity for us. Our goal is to be recognized as a leader in SOFC and PEM test systems. We are confident that based on our reputation for quality and reliability we will meet the future test systems needs worldwide."