Collaborative R&D Competitions

Ceres Power – SOCRATES

Speeding up development time

The project enabled Ceres to rapidly develop a 5kW stack with increased volumetric and gravimetric power density in line with the requirements from a growing sector of automotive and stationary OEMs keen to adopt SOFC as a key green power generation enabler.

Solid Oxide Cell Range Extender System – SOCRATES

Project Highlights 

  • Accelerated the development of Ceres 5kW Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) stack to capitalise on existing and emerging global opportunities. 
  • Put in place the technical innovations necessary for second generation stacks suitable for high volume.
  • Innovations developed during the project include optimised stack architecture, next generation of SOFC technology, cell laser processing developments, and stack welding developments. 
  • Total project value £13.9 million, with £4.5 million funded through the APC. 

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