Horsham, UK: On Saturday 18 February, Ceres’ strategic partner Weichai Power, unveiled its ‘world-leading high-power metal supported solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) system’ based on Ceres’ technology.
In a ceremony – attended by Tan Xuguang, Chairman of Weichai Power, and Jonathan Heywood, Director of Ceres China, as part of the 11th International Conference of ICE Reliability in Jinan, China – Weichai announced that its SOFC power system using Ceres’ technology has passed the EU CE certification of the international authoritative testing organisation, TÜV SÜD.
The SOFC stationary power system has been demonstrated in Weichai’s Fuel Cell Industrial Park and with Weifang Energy Group, where Weichai announced it has achieved cumulative operation of more than 30,000 hours. The system can start and stop up to four times faster than other technologies, with power generation efficiency of more than 60% and cogeneration efficiency more than 85%. Installed in modular units, it can be scaled to megawatts of power output, making ‘SOFC another major strategic pillar of Weichai’s diversified development of energy’.
Weichai estimates that when its products reach 1GW of distributed power deployed, it has the potential to reduce carbon emissions by around two million tonnes per year, compared with electricity drawn from the grid and save around 600 million cubic metres of natural gas, compared with traditional natural gas internal combustion engine generator sets.
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