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Ceres and AtkinsRéalis to design modularized green H2 production system

Ceres has joined forces with AtkinsRéalis to deliver the front-end engineering design (FEED) for a commercial multi-megawatt modularized H2 production system based on Ceres’ robust, low-cost and highly efficient solid oxide technology.

Solid oxide electrolysis (SOEC) provides a route to generate green H2 over 25% more efficiently than incumbent lower temperature technology. Ceres and AtkinsRéalis’ collaboration aims to create a blueprint of the optimum system architecture for a 100-MW+ electrolyzer system to produce green H2, as a building block for gigawatt-scale plants.

H2 is widely accepted as one of the keys to enabling the energy transition, at the very least for hard-to-decarbonize industrial sectors that account for a third of energy demand and more than a third of global carbon emissions. Ceres’ unique, inherently reversible solid oxide technology reduces cost while maximizing efficiency resulting in highly competitive total cost of ownership. Utilizing commonly found materials, it can be mass produced with a limited carbon footprint and is already being scaled under license through partners in Germany, Korea and Taiwan.

AtkinsRéalis has global expertise and capabilities in H2 across the full value chain, from production and storage to distribution and utilization. AtkinsRéalis and Ceres are working together to identify and maximize opportunities to use Ceres’ technology in industrial applications by combining their respective engineering and industry knowledge to accelerate commercialization at pace and scale.

Jon Harman, Technology Delivery Director, Ceres said, “As we continue to decarbonize those sectors where emissions are traditionally difficult to avoid, both innovation and relationships are key. Our collaboration with AtkinsRéalis will help find solutions which not only reduce emissions but are also more economical and can be deployed quickly and at scale.”

Gareth Richardson, Technology Lead – H2 and Low Carbon Energy, AtkinsRéalis said, “The development of new H2 technology is an essential building block towards achieving large scale reductions in industrial emissions. This collaboration has the potential to build on Ceres’ existing technology to develop highly efficient, cost-effective solutions to produce green H2 and we look forward to progressing the technology with the team at Ceres.”