Japan, 1st March 2018:
Ceres Power has today unveiled a new 5kW stack platform and the latest advancements of its SteelCell® V5 at
Fuel Cell Expo in Japan – the world’s most advanced market for fuel cells. Dr Subhasish Mukerjee, Director of
Fuel Cell Development, updated the international fuel cell community on the significant progress that the
SteelCell® technology has made in terms of power density, efficiency, degradation, start-up times and in vibration
testing. These technological updates consolidate the Company’s position in its target markets including Data
Centres, Residential, Commercial and Automotive.
Highlights of the latest V5 and 5kW stack platform developments include;
Greater scale, improving technology
With more than a doubling in power density – the amount of power generated per unit volume - the 5kW
configuration of the SteelCell® has compelling economies of scale compared with Ceres Power’s 1kW platform.
The fuel-flexible 5kW stack is now capable of producing ~500W per litre in a stationary power configuration.
Additionally, with the latest V5 SteelCell® technology, target system efficiencies of ~60% from fuel in to AC
power out can be achieved while steady state degradation rates are approximately <0.2% for every thousand
hours of operation, which is in-line with the best in the world.
The unique properties of the SteelCell® enable start-up times and robustness to vibration which make it
commercially viable for automotive applications such as range extenders for electric vehicles, as well as opening
up significant opportunities for global OEMs that need to convert to combustion-free technologies.
Growing markets and applications
In less than two years, five global OEMs have signed joint development agreements to work with the SteelCell®
including Cummins, Honda and Nissan.
Driven by growing customer demand for increased power, the larger cells and stack size Ceres Power has
developed enable it to significantly expand applications for its technology beyond mainstream residential and
commercial uses to emergent, high-growth markets that require higher power.
Ceres Power is developing a modular 10kW power-only system for Cummins and the US Department of Energy
(DoE) which will work in a number of environments, not least for power-hungry data centres that are
fundamental to the global growth of the cloud computing industry.
As part of the EVRE (Electric Vehicle Range Extender) programme with Nissan, the robustness of the SteelCell®
is being further developed. This opens up opportunities in the accelerating e-mobility market beyond small to
medium-size electric vehicles, into areas such as commercial and public transport where the fuel-flexible
SteelCell® is well-positioned to capitalise on changing infrastructure and public demand.
Mark Selby, Chief Technology Officer, said:
Phil Caldwell, CEO said:
For further information please contact:
Ceres Power Holdings plc +44 (0)1403 273 463
Phil Caldwell, CEO
Dan Caesar, Communications & Marketing Director
Powerscourt +44 (0) 20 7250 1446
Peter Ogden/Andy Jones
The world-leading, fuel flexible SteelCell® can generate power from conventional fuels like natural gas and from
sustainable fuels like biogas, ethanol or hydrogen and it does so at very high efficiency 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Made from mass-market and widely available materials, Ceres Power’s technology is inherently cost-effective, robust and scalable. Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, like SteelCell®, are an ideal technology to tackle air pollution and climate change as they significantly lower carbon emissions and pollutants, lower running costs, as well as offering the flexibility and resilience to enable the transition to renewable technologies and electric vehicles.
About Ceres Power
Ceres Power is a fuel cell technology and engineering company whose aim is to bring cleaner and cheaper energy
to businesses, homes and vehicles. We are working with world-leading partners to embed our SteelCell®
technology in mass-market energy products for multiple applications globally.