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Bosch SOFC

Foresight and technology: How we’re advancing the energy transition

With the SOFC, we’re developing a system to market maturity that generates fuel-flexible electricity and heat and is already capable of running on hydrogen.

Climate protection, ecological footprint, greenhouse gases: The fuel cell and SOFC as technology solutions

Bosch supports the European Union’s Green Deal and sees itself as bearing a special responsibility regarding sustainability. At the same time global energy demands are continuing to grow, along with our determination to play a meaningful role in the solution for a CO2-neutral energy supply. How? With the energy-efficient and decentralized solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) system from Bosch. These systems are incredibly versatile as they can use both renewable fuels (hydrogen from wind or sun) and conventional fuels (biomethane or natural gas) to generate electricity and heat. In a period when the global energy markets are changing faster than ever before, this makes our fuel-flexible energy converter a perfect solution.

Decentralized and smart: The power grids of the future

The market for decentralized energy production is expected to reach an estimated volume of €20 billion by 2030. Sustainability has been primarily associated with climate protection for some time – but now the role of supply security is also growing.

Stefan Hartung

Bosch believes that the highly efficient fuel cell, with its very low emissions, has an important role to play in energy systems’ security of supply and flexibility.

Stefan Hartung, Chairman of the Board of Management at Robert Bosch GmbH

Targeted advances in technologies for green energy

The goal to sustainably convert our energy systems is rooted in the European Green Deal and the Paris Climate Agreement, and it’s being implemented in national and regional hydrogen strategies on the federal and state levels, among other initiatives. With our SOFC and fuel cell-related technologies and our participation in publicly funded projects, we’re making a substantial contribution to the energy transformation.

Bosch’s participation in publicly funded projects

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    Part of the 62 major projects in Germany selected by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action for the EU’s IPCEI (Important Project of Common European Interest) hydrogen project.
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    The German federal government’s 7th Energy Research Program
  • Logo STMWI
    The Bavarian Energy Research Program
  • Logo German state of Lower Saxony
    Project funding from the German state of Lower Saxony
  • European Clean Hydrogen Alliance
    The European Clean Hydrogen Alliance and its project pipeline

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