Ceres Power, a manufacturer of solid oxide fuel cell technology, has developed its first zero emission combined heat and power (CHP) system, designed for use with hydrogen fuel.
In initial testing, the hydrogen CHP system achieved greater than 50% electrical efficiency, with an overall efficiency of 90%, achievable in combined heat and power mode.
“There is no greater challenge than achieving zero carbon emissions and to meet it we have to find innovative solutions to decarbonise heat, power and transportation systems,” said Dr. Subhasish Mukerjee, Director of Fuel Cell and Stack Development at Ceres Power.
“Ceres’ new hydrogen CHP technology runs both on green hydrogen and more widely available low purity hydrogen from industrial sources, offering an immediate solution to tackling climate change and air pollution.”
The technology provides a distributed power system that can be deployed in homes and businesses with zero emissions and greater efficiencies, compared to conventional centralised power.
The new system will be presented later today at the Fuel Cell Seminar and Energy Exposition in California.