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Reference Number InnUK/102215/01
Title Internal Reforming in Ceres Power Solid Oxide Fuel Cell technology
Status Completed
Energy Categories HYDROGEN and FUEL CELLS(Fuel Cells, Stationary applications) 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Chemistry) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
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Ceres Power Limited
Award Type Collaborative Research & Development
Funding Source Innovate-UK
Start Date 01 May 2015
End Date 30 April 2016
Duration 12 months
Total Grant Value £196,754
Industrial Sectors
Region South East
Programme Competition Call: 1405_CRD_ENE_GEN_ENCATESR1 - Not Available. Activity Energy Catalyst Rnd 1 Early Stage
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Ceres Power Limited (100.000%)
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Abstract Ceres Power will use this project to explore and evaluate the technical feasibility of performing internal reforming (IR) of hydrocarbon fuel directly within its metal supported solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC), the Steel Cell, which operates at 500-600 C, well below the accepted IR range used in high temperature SOFC (720 C). Exploitation of IR provides an opportunity to further reduce the overall system cost and increase efficiency by designing out (or reducing the requirements of) the dedicated indirect reformer in the fuel cell module (FCM) and reducing the cooling load on the SOFC stack. The project will research, assess, select and test suitable catalytic materials and methods to perform IR with the Steel Cell. Success would reduce system cost and increase affordability of Ceres' low emission energy generating Steel Cell technology for a wider range of applications.
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Added to Database 06/10/15