Research & Development
Universities & National Labs
We have a variety of products and services that support research and development of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) and Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cells (SOEC) at a number of universities and national labs.
Regarding some of our services for fuel cells, technological advancements usually take place at the button cell or 10 cm x 10 cm cell level. Nexceris’ Fuel Cell Business Unit directly supports this development by providing guidance to our Materials Business Unit when testing issues arise. Additionally, we have the vision of establishing a stack platform, which could be used in a joint project with University customers to validate their materials in a more product intent architecture.
Nexceris also has an entire Materials Business Unit which supports SOFC and SOEC developers. University and National Labs (U&NL) work diligently to advance various facets of the SOFC system from different material sets for anodes, cathodes, and electrolytes to upgrading components (cells, interconnects, seals, and balance of plant).
How our Materials group helps:
- Offer standard materials so they can build their own fuel cells
- Standard anode and electrolyte supported cells for baselining various substrates to make it easier to add custom electrodes
- Industry known test fixtures so results can be trusted
- Knowledge that U&NL can access to advance their research
- Custom/tailored products based on U&NL needs
Nexceris’ Fuel Cell and Materials Business Units work closely with our customers to provide materials, components and testing support.
• Honeywell battery sensors and gas detection monitoring portfolio and manufacturing expertise combined with Li-ion Tamer gas detection solutions will address electric vehicle thermal runaway, one of the primary risks which can cause vehicle failure and fires.
Nexceris is proud to announce their participation in the 23rd Annual Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Project Review Meeting on October 25-27, 2022, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Nexceris attends this conference every year to update the DOE and those in the industry about the development projects funded by this agency.
Dr. Scott Swartz, Nexceris’ Founder and CTO, presented an update on the Low-Cost Manufacturing of High Temperature Electrolysis Stacks at the DOE Hydrogen Program: 2022 Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting held on June 6-8, 2022.