ACAL Energy Ltd was founded in August 2004 by Dr Andrew Creeth and Amanda Lyne to research and optimise Dr Creeth's invention for addressing the inherent technical limitations of the cathode side of membrane based Fuel Cells.
With funding from the RisingStars Growth fund, a Feasibility Grant for R&D from the DTI and incubator support from the Carbon Trust the company demonstrated that the technology has the potential to address hugely significant issues that are preventing the commercialisation of this new energy technology.
ACAL Energy is now based in the North West of England at The Heath Business and Technology Park in Runcorn. Its current laboratory and commercial facilities have continually expanded to accommodate the company's in house chemistry development team and engineering resources.
To support its own facilities ACAL Energy has R&D collaborations in place with a number of the UK's leading centres for research on Fuel Cells and its related technologies including the Universities of Manchester, Liverpool and C Tech Innovation Ltd. The company is an active member of Fuel Cells UK the association for UK based fuel cell companies.
ACAL Energy employs leading scientists and engineers in the Fuel Cell arena. Over 90% of the staff are graduates and they are led by a strong executive team who hold a wealth of knowledge and experience. The company is in the process of extending it's relationships into partnerships with global players that are developing Fuel Cells for stationary power, micro CHP and automotive applications.