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Ceres Power Holdings plc
20 December 2010





20 December 2010


Ceres Power Holdings plc






Ceres Power Holdings plc ('Ceres', 'Ceres Power' or the 'Company'), announces that it has obtained 'CE' safety approval for its wall-mounted fuel cell Combined Heat and Power ('CHP') product to be installed and operated in occupied homes as part of the company's field trials under the residential CHP programme with British Gas.

The CE certification process was conducted by Europe's leading independent fuel cell technology and gas appliance certification specialist Kiwa Gastec, based in the Netherlands. Ceres Power has received confirmation from Kiwa Gastec that the CHP product has satisfied the requirements for the Gas Appliance Directive (GAD) and that the formal CE certificate is expected to be issued shortly following completion of the administrative process.

As part of the certification process, Ceres Power also worked with Kiwa Gastec and other notified bodies to satisfy the associated requirements of the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) for a residential CHP product.

Ceres Power expects deployment of CHP products into people's homes to start in January 2011 as part of commercial field trials.

Peter Bance, Chief Executive Officer of Ceres Power, commented; "Successfully obtaining CE safety approval for Ceres Power's wall-mounted CHP product is a significant milestone for the Company as part of our residential CHP programme with British Gas.  This important certification will enable our low-carbon products to begin being deployed in people's homes."



For further information contact:


Ceres Power Holdings plc

Tel. +44 (0)1403 273 463

Peter Bance, Chief Executive Officer

Rex Vevers, Finance Director

Morgan Stanley & Co International Limited

Tel. +44 (0)20 7677 5044

Peter Moorhouse/Alastair Walmsley


Jefferies International Limited 

Chris Snoxall/Oliver Griffiths                                                    


   Tel. +44 (0)20 7029 8423

Kreab Gavin Anderson & Company

Tel. +44 (0)20 7074 1800

Ken Cronin/Deborah Walter


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