A Fuel-Versatile SOFC – Solid Oxide Fuel Cell
The UK’s Ceres Power Holdings has publicized an agreement whereby it will help develop a range extended for Nissan electric vehicles based on solid oxide fuel cell technology. Ceres Power’s SteelCell brand SOFC, the company says, “is able to work with a variety of high efficiency fuel types (including biofuels) applicable to the automotive sector.”
The fuel-versatile device can help alleviate range anxiety, and thus “offers a potential path to significantly accelerate the take up of electric vehicles,” the company says.
Ceres Power notes an agreement with Nissan Motor Manufacturing and M-Solv (a UK laser micro-machining specialist) backed by Britian’s Innovate UK and Olev, the Office for Low Emission Vehicles.
SOFCs for Automotive Applications
“This project broadens the applications for Ceres Power’s SteelCell into the automotive industry as well using alternative fuels such as biofuels,” Ceres Power CEO Phil Caldwell says in today’s announcement.
The company notes that its SteelCell brans SOFCs are manufactured using standard processing equipment and conventional materials such as steel, “so can be mass produced at an affordable price for domestic and business use.”
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