Ceres Power

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Ceres Power is a UK-based company that is developing a fuel-cell boiler for the UK domestic CHP market.[1]

The boiler produces both heat and electricity. The design is small enough to be wall-mounted and is therefore compatible with the layout of most central heating systems in the UK.[2]

At the heart of the system is a fuel-cell stack that uses ceramic inks to turn gas into electricity. It consumes domestic gas (natural gas, LPG or biofuels[3]), and produces power in a quiet electro-chemical process.[2]

Specifically, the stack is a low cost and low temperature (500-600 degrees) Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) stack using cerium gadolinium oxide (CGO) in place of current industry standard ceramic, Yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ), which allows the use of a stainless steel substrate to support the ceramic.[3]

Ceres have agreements with British Gas[1] and Calor Gas[2] for marketing the product in Great Britain, and with Bord Gáis Éireann (‘BGE’) for the island of Ireland (including both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland).[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Suzy Jagger (August 8, 2009). "Ceres Power launches its bill-cutting boiler". The Times. Retrieved 2009-11-29. 
  2. ^ a b c "Calor and Ceres Power to develop CHP fuel cell boiler for rural areas". Press release. Calor Gas. Retrieved 2009-11-29. 
  3. ^ a b "The Ceres Cell". Ceres Power. Retrieved 2009-11-30. 
  4. ^ "Ceres Power begins European market entry for residential CHP with Bord Gáis, Ireland". Press release. Ceres Power Holdings PLC. 6 November 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-13. 

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