Hi-Gen Power

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Hi-Gen Power
IndustryAlternative energy
Founded2009 (2009)
United kingdom
Key people
Alisa Murphy (Director)
ServicesFuel cell projects development

Hi-Gen Power (former name: B9 Coal) was a London-based developer of projects combining underground coal gasification with carbon capture and storage and alkaline fuel cells. It was established in 2009 to commercialize alkaline fuel cells developed by the fuel cell manufacturer AFC Energy.[1] It is affiliated with B9 Gas.[2]

In 2010, B9 Coal in cooperation with AFC Energy and underground coal gasification developer Linc Energy commissioned a hydrogen fuel cell named Alfa System at the Chinchilla underground coal gasification facility. Combining these technologies allows usage of hydrogen, produced by the underground coal gasification process, as a feedstock for the fuel cell.[3] In August 2010, B9 Coal proposed usage of combined underground coal gasification and alkaline fuel cells technologies at the Rio Tinto Alcan Lynemouth power station in Northumberland.[4][5][5][6] In October 2010, AFC Energy, Powerfuel Power, and B9 Coal agreed to integrate AFC Energy's fuel cell technology with the integrated gasification combined cycle technology at the planned Hatfield power station at the Hatfield Colliery near Doncaster.[7][8]


  1. ^ "Building tomorrow's power plant today" (PDF). The Energy Industry Times. December 2010. Retrieved 2012-09-29.
  2. ^ "B9 Coal UCG with fuel cells CCS project". Carbon Capture Journal (17). 2010-10-08. pp. 6–7. Retrieved 2012-09-29.
  3. ^ "AFC deploys operational alkaline fuel cell with Linc Energy in Australia". Renewable Energy Focus. Elsevier. 2010-06-30. Retrieved 2012-09-29.
  4. ^ Harvey, Fiona; Sampson, Luke (2010-08-26). "New Entrant Makes a Push in Carbon Capture". Financial Times. (subscription required). Retrieved 2012-09-29.
  5. ^ a b Kwok W. Wan (2010-08-26). "UK carbon capture competition needs mix - B9 Coal". Reuters. (subscription required). Retrieved 2012-09-29.
  6. ^ Price, Kelley (2010-08-26). "Teesside bids to be an energy pioneer". Evening Gazette. Retrieved 2012-09-29.
  7. ^ "UK fuel cell partnership advances clean coal plans". The Engineer. 2010-10-11. Retrieved 2012-09-29.
  8. ^ "UK developers to build 300 MW hydrogen plant" (PDF). European Power Daily. 12 (192). Platts. 2010-10-05. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-07-24. Retrieved 2012-09-29. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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