Ceres Invest £100 Million To Develop Green Hydrogen For Shell

Shell has just signed an agreement with Ceres to test their solid oxide technology for producing green hydrogen in India. According to the agreement, it will construct a megawatt-scale solid oxide fuel cell project at Shell’s R&D facility in Bangalore, India, with the goal of creating green hydrogen for the industrial sector.


Ceres will use solid oxide electrolysis cell (SOEC) technology to produce high-efficiency, low-cost green hydrogen, which is now widely regarded as a viable path to decarbonizing difficult-to-abate elements of the energy system that now rely on fossil fuels.

In solid oxide fuel cells the electrolyte is a non-porous ceramic compound and they can operate at temperatures as high as 1,830°F. Within a co-generation system, their fuel efficiencies could reach 85% or more.

Among other benefits, the high-heat angle eliminates the need for an expensive catalyst, and it also enables the fuel cell to work on a variety of inputs without the need for system add-ons.

Ceres seeks to manufacture hydrogen at efficiencies that are roughly 20% higher than previous technologies, ranging from the mid-80s to 90%, where it is possible to make use of waste heat in industrial processes to drive high efficiency.

Ceres has pledged £100 million to the development of its SOEC technology, with the goal of reaching a market-leading levelised cost of hydrogen of $1.5/kg by 2025. The deal with Shell is consistent with Ceres’ business strategy and provides a route to market commercialization and development.

The testing program is intended to run for at least three years, forming the first stage of a collaborative relationship. The Bangalore technology centre is a key part of Shell’s focus on innovation and technology with the potential to provide cleaner energy solutions.

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