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Amanda Lyne’s company, ACAL Energy, hit the headlines earlier this year when it received a £1 million grant from government agency the Carbon Trust to fund the development of its cell system which, if it comes to fruition, holds out the hope of replacing traditional car engines with an alternative that runs on air and hydrogen.

The North West Fund for Energy and Environmental has completed its first investment, backing Runcorn-based fuel cell developer ACAL Energy.

Runcorn-based company, ACAL Energy, has secured a £1million investment from the Carbon Trust for winning the Polymer Fuel Cell Challenge, an initiative with the aim of accelerating access to new markets for fuel cell products.

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Five Minutes With

David Hughes sums up his entrepreneurial career to date thus: four spectacular successes and two failures. He founded the sports retailer Allsports and achieved turnover of £180 million before a vicious price war meant decline, administration in 2005 and a sell-off to rival JD Sports.

It took Richard Shonn, managing director of 151 Products, three years to find a warehouse big enough for his requirements.