Our journey from prototypes to marketable products
The present is about foresight. The future is about hydrogen. This is our conviction, and we follow up our words with deeds. We are working on technologies for generating and using green hydrogen. We start at the beginning of the hydrogen value chain: with electrolysis. By the end of the decade, we are planning to invest up to € 500 million in industrializing the Bosch PEM (proton exchange membrane) electrolysis stack, the centerpiece of hydrogen electrolysis. At the same time, we are investing about € 500 million in the development of decentralized power plants based on solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology.
Who are we? We are an interdisciplinary team of passionate experts. Headed by Dr. Wilfried Kölscheid and Marcus Spickermann, we are preparing for the market launch of the SOFC system. The project leaders in the development, industrialization, and sales of the PEM electrolysis stacks are Carola Ruse and Matthias Ziebell. Our headquarters is at Bosch’s Stuttgart-Feuerbach location; our sphere of influence is the entire world. The energy transition can only succeed if we work together and exchange information with all the players committed to advancing climate protection. The Bosch PEM electrolysis stack and the SOFC system are currently in the pilot phase – we are working flat out to prepare for series production.
As we move to alternative forms of energy, decentralized power supplies are becoming very important. The high-temperature fuel cell system from Bosch is ideal for establishing the local electricity and heat supply in many sectors.
One important key to the future of a hydrogen economy are technologies that can be scaled to large volumes. That’s how the Bosch PEM electrolysis stack contributes to a demand-oriented and clean hydrogen production with highest efficiency.