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Bosch SOFC
Bosch expertise – from development to series production

How we’re advancing the energy transition at Bosch

Wind and solar are two important mainstays in a sustainable energy transition. A third is hydrogen, which can be used to generate significant amounts of electricity that’s need-based, decentralized, and totally carbon neutral. Our solution is the SOFC fuel cell system.

SOFC production
From fuel cell to energy supply system

How we’re making the SOFC a success

As a technology company, we unite key strengths that enable us to take SOFC technology from the laboratory to industrial series production for decentralized applications.

Custom SOFC technologies and procedures

Bosch is one of Europe’s largest manufacturers of functional ceramics. Our expertise in this area is essential for the production of metal-reinforced solid oxide fuel cells. Layering metal with ceramic is an extremely sophisticated procedure that we’ve perfected.

High-quality series production

Our company has had decades of experience with series production. At Bosch, short cycle periods come with maximum demands for quality. We apply this same principle when manufacturing the Bosch SOFC system in our factories.

Connected teamwork

As part of a leading global provider of technology and services, our SOFC team is supported by expertise in the fields of energy and building technology, mobility solutions, industrial technology, and consumer goods. This cross-disciplinary expertise is a valuable asset for fuel cell manufacturing.

International presence

The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its 440 subsidiary and regional companies in about 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, our global manufacturing, development, and sales network covers almost every country in the world. We also bring these strengths to our SOFC systems.

Long-term sustainability strategy

With more than 400 locations worldwide, Bosch has already been carbon neutral since spring of 2020. But we’re not content to rest on our laurels. At Bosch we practice sustainability while constantly seeking to improve. The foundation of our strategy is the “New Dimensions – Sustainability 2025” target vision, which also applies to the manufacture of technologies for a sustainable energy transition.

Pioneering AIoT solutions

At Bosch, our focus is on combining the Internet of Things (IoT) with artificial intelligence (AI), meaning that things like the SOFC aren’t just connected – they’re intelligently connected. Their development is based on data, their operation is supported by data, and they are continually being optimized for the benefit of our customers.

Marcus Spickermann

In the future, our high-temperature fuel cell systems will be integrated into our customers’ ecosystems as a way of promoting a sustainable, data-based energy supply in the market.

Marcus Spickermann, Head of Sales & Market Development, Bosch SOFC

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