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Delta Electronics secures license to hydrogen energy tech from Ceres for fuel cell and electrolysis solutions

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Hydrogen energy stack, Solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC), Clean hydrogen solutions, Net-zero transition, Zero-carbon technologies

In a groundbreaking move towards advancing clean energy solutions, Ceres Power Limited and Delta Electronics (Delta) have forged a significant partnership, with an estimated £43 million investment. This collaboration signifies a strategic alignment between Ceres’ renowned expertise in electrical and solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology and Delta’s excellence in power electronics and thermal management. Through technology transfer and licensing, Delta gains access to Ceres’ hydrogen energy stack technology portfolio, poised to revolutionize hydrogen energy applications worldwide.

Expanding Infrastructure Solutions with SOEC and SOFC Systems

For an estimated £43 million, this partnership, which involves technology transfer and licensing, gives Delta access to Ceres ‘ hydrogen energy stack technology portfolio. Ceres is well known for its expertise in electrical and solid oxide fuel cell technology.

With the help of this partnership, Delta hopes to lead the development of solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) and solid oxidized electrolysis cell (SOEC) systems for hydrogen energy applications by utilizing Ceres ‘ technology in addition to its own top-notch power electronics and thermal management capabilities. By the end of 2026, production is expected to start, with plans for potential growth. These systems are anticipated to strengthen Delta’s selection of environmentally friendly solutions for a variety of sectors, including steel, chemicals, energy, and transportation.

According to Ping Cheng, CEO of Delta,” Hydrogen will play a vital role in the world transition towards net-zero because it has higher heating value and zero CO2 emission possible characteristics.” Additionally, hydrogen SOFC systems are reliable and highly efficient at producing electricity, making them perfect for distributed power systems, micro-grid applications, mission-critical facilities like data centers, semiconductor production lines, and other sophisticated manufacturing. As the chemical, utilities, and steel industries adopt clean hydrogen to replace fossil fuels in their manufacturing processes and operations, SOEC systems will also be crucial. Delta will expand its infrastructure solutions portfolio by delivering high-efficiency SOFC and SOEC systems for our customers worldwide, more advancing global carbon reduction targets, by capitalizing on Ceres ‘ expertise in strong oxide stack technology and our industry-leading technologies in power and thermal management.

It’s wonderful to announce a new partnership today with Delta, an organization with global expertise in mass manufacturing, power electronics, and system integration, said Phil Caldwell, CEO of Ceres. We think Delta can use both our SOFC and SOEC technologies to provide its customers with effective clear hydrogen solutions. Today we take this first step toward what looks to be a strong collaboration with Delta to accelerate the industry internationally. Green hydrogen is crucial to delivering an energy system that is more stable and responsible in the future.

Innovation in Zero-Carbon Technologies

In order to innovate in zero-carbon technologies, including hydrogen energy, Delta also intends to build a” Gross- zero Science Laboratory” at its Tainan manufacturing complex. The capabilities of Delta will be more improved by this initiative in pertinent application fields. With assistance from Ceres engineering services, Delta plans to create products and integrate production lines at the Tainan plant between 2024 and 2026. Customers will receive more detailed and adaptable low-carbon infrastructure solutions as a result of the integration of Delta’s bright energy solutions with these hydrogen energy systems.

Through the reaction of oxygen with hydrogen or methane, Ceres ‘ stack technology, which is essential for SOFC and SOEC applications, enables effective electricity, water, and heat generation. It is very suitable for facilities requiring firm power because its power generation efficiency far exceeds that of centralized gas-fired units. Greater efficiency in hydrogen production is promised by SOEC technology, particularly when combined with alternative energy sources, supporting the decarbonization of sectors like steel and chemicals as well as the creation of carbon-neutral e-fuels.

Addressing Global Demand for Hydrogen

Together with Delta, Ceres is prepared to address the rising global demand for hydrogen, which is expected to play a crucial role in achieving net-zero targets due to its more than 20 years of good oxide technology development and licensing business model.

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