The Bosch SOFC fuel cell system: We supply you with electricity and heat – climate-friendly with hydrogen
Sustainable, reliable, and independent electricity and heat
Frequently asked questions about our SOFC fuel cell system
Our Bosch SOFC systems generate about 60 percent electricity and up to 30 percent heat. They are special high-temperature fuel cells that can already run on natural gas, biomethane*, or a mixture with hydrogen. Their electrical efficiency is about 60 percent at beginning of life. When the generated heat is also put to productive use, our SOFC system can even achieve an overall efficiency rate of up to 90 percent.
* Biogas according to DVGW G260 = biomethane.
Our prefabricated complete systems have an electrical output of 100 kW and a thermal output of up to 50 kW. Depending on the requirements and the energy demand, several of these systems can be combined to create a decentralized energy supply system in the megawatt range in the future. This high level of electrical power is what differentiates fuel cells from conventional combined heat and power plants (CHPs) that mainly generate heat.
Our SOFC systems are appropriate for various industrial and commercial application areas that rely on a safe, emission-free, and decentralized electricity and heat supply with high efficiency. This includes urban quarters and buildings, industrial and commercial enterprises, data centers, and decentralized energy solutions. Our SOFC system can also be connected to other power generation systems in an energy grid.
The solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) system is currently in the pre-industrialization phase. We are working at full speed to prepare for the start of production, including with the help of numerous pilot plants.
No, our prefabricated SOFC system is developed for use in industrial and commercial applications and has an electrical output of 100 kW. This is sufficient to cover the average annual electricity consumption of the residents of a small village or the electricity requirements of a small local shopping center.
The Bosch SOFC system is currently in the pilot phase. All technical specifications given are development objectives and refer to the beginning of life.