HORSHAM [England]: Ceres Power Holdings plc, a renowned provider of fuel cell and electrochemical technology, has just taken a large step towards furthering their reach in the industry. The company has entered into agreements with Linde Engineering and Robert Bosch GmbH (“Bosch”) to work together on validating the performance, cost-effectiveness, and operational capacity of its SOEC technology.
Bosch and several other companies have announced a plan to demonstrate a one-megawatt solid oxide electrolysis cell (SOEC) system in Stuttgart, Germany over the next two years. This system is expected to start running in 2024, with the goal of proving that SOEC technology is an efficient and cost-effective way to make low-cost green Hydrogen, which can be used to reduce emissions from industrial sectors.
Ceres has dedicated £100 million to the development of its SOEC technology. Initial results from testing its initial 100kW electrolyser module show that this technology can produce green Hydrogen at <40kWh/kg, which is 25% more efficient compared to existing lower temperature technologies.
Linde Engineering and Bosch have teamed up to explore new possibilities in industrial process engineering. Combining the former's expertise in chemical plants with the latter's experience in product industrialisation and mass production, the two companies aim to evaluate and meet the demands of SOEC technology for large scale applications. By combining their knowledge and resources, they are looking to move forward into a more efficient industry.
Bosch, a leading high-tech company, has just announced their new Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cell (SOEC) programme, which builds on the experience they have gained from working on Ceres' Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) technology. The two technologies are very similar in terms of component materials, manufacturing process and stack design.