Our journey from prototype to marketable product
The present is about foresight. The future is about hydrogen. This is our conviction, and we follow up our words with deeds. By the time the planned series production starts, we’ll have invested about €500 million in the development of decentralized power plants based on solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology. Who are we? We’re an interdisciplinary team of experts headed by Dr. Wilfried Kölscheid and Marcus Spickermann, and we’re passionate about preparing for the market launch of the SOFC system. Our headquarters is at Bosch’s Stuttgart-Feuerbach location; our sphere of influence is the entire world. The energy transition can only succeed if we work together and exchange information with all the players committed to advancing climate protection. As a system provider, our contribution is an annual production capacity of about 200 megawatts of power in the first phase – from the cell to the decentralized energy supply system! The SOFC is currently in its pilot phase, but we are working hard to prepare for series production of the solid oxide fuel cell system at Bosch’s locations in Bamberg (cells and stacks), Salzgitter (controller), Homburg (hotbox), and Wernau (final assembly unit), Germany.
As we move to alternative forms of energy, decentralized power supplies are becoming very important. The high-temperature fuel cell system from Bosch is ideal for establishing the local electricity and heat supply in many sectors.