Ceres Power to Demonstrate its SOFC Stack Technology for Electric Vehicle Range Extender
LONDON, June 28, 2016
Ceres Power Holdings announced it has now finalised all agreements to begin its new relationship with Nissan Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd and M-Solv, as part of the funding arrangement from Innovate UK and The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (“OLEV”) as previously announced on 22 March 2016.
Ceres Power is the leader of this consortium, with Nissan and M-Solv, aimed at developing a compact, on-board solid oxide fuel cell (“SOFC”) stack for range extension of electric vehicles. The SOFC stack is based on Ceres Power’s unique SteelCell technology, which is able to work with a variety of high efficiency fuel types (including biofuels) applicable to the automotive sector. This offers a potential path to significantly accelerate the take up of electric vehicles, reducing CO2 and other emissions, and making significant progress towards the UK’s low carbon energy targets.
Phil Caldwell, Ceres Power’s Chief Executive Officer said: “We are delighted to be working with Nissan and M-Solv to enable an all-electric vehicle with a longer range and shorter refuelling time and to help cut vehicle emissions globally. In addition, this project broadens the applications for Ceres Power’s SteelCell into the automotive industry as well using alternative fuels such as biofuels.”
About Ceres Power
Ceres Power is a world leader in low cost, next generation fuel cell technology for use in distributed power products that reduce operating costs, lower CO2, SOx and NOx emissions, increase efficiency and improve energy security. The Ceres Power unique patented SteelCell technology generates power from widely available fuels at high efficiency and is manufactured using standard processing equipment and conventional materials such as steel, meaning that it can be mass produced at an affordable price for domestic and business use.
Ceres Power offers its partners the opportunity to develop power systems and products using its unique Steel Cell technology and know-how, combined with the opportunity to supply the Steel Cell in volume through its manufacturing partners.