Delta secures license for Ceres’s technology to develop its fuel cell and electrolysis solutions

Delta Electronics, a global specialist in power and thermal management, has entered into a long-term collaboration agreement with Ceres Power. This deal, valued at approximately £43 million, includes technology transfer and licensing to access Ceres’s hydrogen energy stack technology portfolio.

Through this partnership, Delta aims to integrate Ceres’s stack technology with its own power electronics and thermal management technologies to develop solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) and solid oxide electrolysis cell (SOEC) systems for hydrogen energy applications. Production is anticipated to begin by the end of 2026, with a strong ambition for future scale-up. These SOFC and SOEC systems are expected to enhance the capabilities of Delta’s green solutions across multiple sectors, including chemicals, energy, transportation, and steel.

Ping Cheng, CEO of Delta, said: “By leveraging Ceres’ expertise in solid oxide stack technology and our industry-leading technologies in power and thermal management, Delta will enrich its infrastructure solutions portfolio by delivering high-efficiency SOFC and SOEC systems for our customers worldwide, hence, further contributing to global carbon reduction targets.”

Phil Caldwell, CEO of Ceres, added: “It’s great to announce a new partnership today with Delta, a company with worldwide expertise in mass manufacturing, power electronics and system integration. We believe Delta can deliver efficient clean hydrogen solutions for its customers utilising both our SOFC and SOEC technologies. Green hydrogen has a key role to play in delivering a more secure and sustainable future energy system and today we take this first step towards what promises to be a strong collaboration with Delta to accelerate the industry globally.”

In addition to licensing key energy stack technologies, Delta will also establish a ‘Net-zero Science Laboratory’ at its Tainan manufacturing complex to develop advanced zero-carbon technologies, including hydrogen energy, thereby enriching its own R&D capabilities in related application fields. From 2024 to 2026, Delta expects to carry out product development and production line integration at its Tainan plant with Ceres’s engineering service support. Production is expected to start by the end of 2026. Delta expects to further integrate its diverse smart energy solutions with these hydrogen energy systems to provide a more comprehensive and flexible low-carbon infrastructure offerings to its customers.

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