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Reference Number F/01/00291/00/00
Title Integrated Fuel Cell System Prototype Demonstrator for CHP Applications
Status Completed
Energy Categories Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electric power conversion) 10%;
Hydrogen and Fuel Cells(Fuel Cells, Stationary applications) 90%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Metallurgy and Materials) 80%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 20%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Mr R (Robert ) Leah
No email address given
Ceres Power Limited
Award Type Grant - Non VAT
Funding Source DTI
Start Date 02 January 2006
End Date 30 June 2009
Duration 41 months
Total Grant Value £2,651,232
Industrial Sectors Power
Region South East
Programme FCELLS
Investigators Principal Investigator Mr R (Robert ) Leah , Ceres Power Limited (96.441%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , British Gas (3.559%)
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Objectives Ceres Power is driving towards the commercialisation of a novel solid oxide fuel cell technology, based upon the use of 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. Ceres Power and British Gas have recently announced their intention to jointly explore the development of a fuel cell powered micro-CHP unit for residential applications, and this project forms a core part of the prototype development phase of this activity. In this project Ceres and British Gas will together work with a range of UK suppliers, to design, build and evaluate the first prototype fuel cell micro-CHP unit for UK residential applications, operating on pipeline natural gas.
Abstract On Innovate UK database as 200028/01
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