Redox Power Systems Project to Develop Low Cost Solid Oxide Fuel Cells for Small-Scale Distributed Power Generation
Redox Power Systems (Redox) has joined with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. (AVL) on a Department of Energy project to develop low cost (< $1,000/kW) small-scale (5-25 kW) SOFC power systems for distributed generation. The project will result in improvements to the technology and a 7-kW system prototype demonstration.
According to Redox CTO Bryan Blackburn, Ph.D., “This project will allow us to greatly reduce the cost of small-scale SOFC power systems for accelerated adoption even at relatively low production volumes. We have put together a world class team and advanced technologies that enable these advances. At the end of the project, we will be in an excellent position to address a greater number of markets without the need for subsidies or MW size installations to make the economics attractive.”
The project kicked off earlier this year is expected to run from 2021 through 2023.