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Reference Number F/01/00285/00/00
Title A lightweight array plate with integrated reformer for a metal supported SOFC stack
Status Completed
Energy Categories Hydrogen and Fuel Cells(Fuel Cells) 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Mr R (Robert ) Leah
No email address given
Ceres Power Limited
Award Type Standard
Funding Source DTI
Start Date 01 April 2005
End Date 31 March 2007
Duration 23 months
Total Grant Value £154,595
Industrial Sectors Power
Region South East
Programme FCELLS
Investigators Principal Investigator Mr R (Robert ) Leah , Ceres Power Limited (99.997%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , Chemistry, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Project Contact , Ionotec Ltd (0.001%)
Project Contact , Magnesium Elektron Ltd (0.001%)
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Objectives None available. Total project cost = 1920838, DTI grant = 154595
Abstract Ceres Power is driving towards the commercialisation of a novel solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology, based upon the use of porous ferritic stainless steel substrates, which operates in the 500-600 C temperature range. This approach differs to all other SOFC developers, and provides significant advantages in the target markets of small-scale CHP, vehicle APUs and remote power generation. To date Ceres Power has used external steam reforming to produce a hydrogen-rich fuel stream from natural gas and LPG for conversion in its fuel cell stack. This is the preferred solution for small systems of sub 2 kWe in scale, but more efficient internal reforming would be preferrred for systems larger than 2 kWe. The aim of this project is to develop a lightweight array plate with an integrated reformer, a key enabling step in the realisation of an internal reforming metal supported SOFC.
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Added to Database 01/01/07