Doosan Corporation develops a 10kW SOFC product with the world’s highest power generation efficiency
- PEMFC capable of producing heat and electricity simultaneously, SOFC with high power generation efficiency… Securing two types of fuel cell technology
- Scheduled to be released in 2022… “We will lead the gradually expanding building and residential fuel cell market”
Doosan Corporation announced on September 1st that it has completed the development of a 10kW Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) for buildings and houses with the world’s highest power generation efficiency and will launch it in 2022.Compared to the existing PEMFC (Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell, PEMFC) product, the 10kW SOFC developed this time is more than 40% higher in power generation efficiency. In addition, it can save about 50% of space as it is similar in size to existing SOFC products of 5kW or less on the market. In particular, this product is meaningful in that it has secured a domestic supply chain from the technology development stage and laid the foundation for growth together with domestic parts makers.
Doosan Corporation Fuel Cell Power BU BU Manager Kim Deok-hyun said, “As a result of internal testing, we can confidently say that the power generation efficiency of this product is the highest in the world. We will lead the fuel cell market for building owners and houses through SOFC products.”
Since its launch in 2003, Fuel Cell Power BU, which is in charge of Doosan Corporation’s fuel cell business for building owners and houses, has secured all-round technologies from designing and manufacturing stacks and reformers, which are core fuel cell technologies, to system integration and self-manufacturing. Doosan Corporation, which has mainly produced PEMFC lineups such as 1kW, 5kW, 10kW building/housing hydrogen fuel cells, and 1kW to 100kW hydrogen systems, has secured product diversity by developing a new type of fuel cell, SOFC.
Meanwhile, the fuel cell market for building owners and houses is gradually expanding under the influence of zero-energy building certification, public institution’s mandatory renewable energy policy, and local government’s private building renewable energy mandatory policy.