Ceres’s electrolyser demonstrator enters final stages of commissioning

Ceres has announced that its solid oxide electrolyser is producing hydrogen at partner AVL’s site in Germany. The 1 MW electrolyser, which the company claims to be capable of delivering green hydrogen at <40kWh/kg, is in the final stages of commissioning, on track to reach factory acceptance testing in the coming weeks.

Ceres’s expertise in solid oxide technology has allowed the company to pursue an ambitious programme for hydrogen over the past 24 months. This significant technology milestone will see the demonstrator shipped to Shell’s R&D Centre in Bangalore, India, in the coming weeks to substantiate the performance, cost, and operational functionality of the company’s electrolyser technology.

Ceres is actively engaged across the hydrogen value chain to activate the market for highly efficient solid oxide technology in hard-to-abate, high-temperature industrial processes, such as the production of green steel, ammonia and synthetic fuels, with the potential to reduce the overall capital and operational project costs by 25%.

In parallel, the release of Ceres’s next-generation stack technology earlier this year has delivered improvements in performance and cost, which will now feed through into feasibility studies underway with partners. These studies focus on designing the optimum architecture for 100MW+ scale system installations, essential to accelerate commercialisation and to deliver green hydrogen at the scale and pace required to reach net zero.

Dr. Caroline Hargrove CBE, Chief Technology Officer at Ceres, commented: “Ceres’ advancements in solid oxide electrolysis technology underscore our ability to drive fast, tangible progress in the green hydrogen sector. This milestone is testament to the significant expertise within our technology team and to our ability to build strong collaborations with strategic partners to proactively shape the future of clean energy.”

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