Core Competitions

Solid Oxide Cell Range Extender System - SOCRATES

Project Highlights 

  • Accelerating the development of Ceres 5kW Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) stack to capitalise on existing and emerging global opportunities. 
  • Putting in place the technical innovations necessary for second generation stacks suitable for high volume.
  • Innovations to be developed during the project include optimised stack architecture, next generation of SOFC technology, cell laser processing developmentsand stack welding developments. 
  • Total project value £10.9 million, with £4.5 million funded through the APC. 

Project Consortium 

  • Ceres Power Ltd 
  • TWI Ltd 
  • OpTek Systems Ltd 

Speeding up development time

The project will enable 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.
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