For which sectors is our SOFC system suitable?
Working for the energy transition: our decentralized fuel cell system
Whether it’s deployed in an urban quarter, building, industrial plant, or data center, our Bosch SOFC system is always the right choice when an energy supply needs to provide electricity and heat not just with great efficiency, but also on a grid-independent basis and with maximum reliability and future-readiness. It’s all part of the energy transition, which we’re already associating with hydrogen.
The energy supply of the future is decentralized and flexible – characteristics that exactly describe the fuel cell system from Bosch. Our small power plant based on a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) can achieve even more, including more efficiency. In terms of numbers, its electrical efficiency is approximately 60 percent. When waste heat is utilized, its overall efficiency reaches up to 90 percent. Plus, it can be individually scaled as needed. The fuel-flexible SOFC system can already run on natural gas or biomethane today, and is ready to run on hydrogen in the future. If you’re wondering when that might be, we can say that our pilot plants are already proving that the fuel cell system is an important enabler of the energy transition, particularly in urban districts, buildings, industrial plants, and data centers. This is an important step for future series production.
Decentralized power generation to meet specific requirements
Demands for energy are growing, as is the demand for reliable, decentralized power generation. Our fuel cell system offers many potential applications. In the future, it will be possible to combine multiple SOFC systems with an output of 100 kW each to create a decentralized energy supply system in the megawatt range. As part of a decentralized energy grid, the SOFC system can also be connected to other power generating systems in order to supply electricity and heat for various applications collectively. At the same time, our SOFC system can be integrated into a pre-existing infrastructure. With our plug-&-play solution, we are offering a standardized, ready-made system that includes all the relevant auxiliary systems so that on-site planning and installation work can be significantly reduced.
The Bosch SOFC system is currently in the pilot phase. All technical specifications given are development objectives and refer to the beginning of life.