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A 3d printing process for the fabrication of plug and play solid oxide fuel cell stacks

February 2020
Gallery Cell3Ditor 1
Gallery Cell3Ditor 1


Hydrogen is one of the main candidates to enable a zero-emissions energy scenario in the future. Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) are currently the existing power generators with higher efficiency reaching an astonishing 75% from the first kW in certified commercial products

Based on multi-material 3D printing of technical ceramics, Cell3Ditor fabricates in a single step customized plug and play SOFC systems, enhancing the commercialization of the currently most efficient power generation technology (75%) and facilitating emissions-free energy scenarios. Cell3Ditor gathers intrinsic environmental benefits of the additive manufacturing revolution (minimization of waste material and energy consumption reduction above 70% in SOFC production) together with the high social impact derived from empowering individuals to become producers able to penetrate in the power generation sector. 3D printing machines will open the SOFC market to new players that will ensure and reinforce the supply chain while generating new and highly qualified jobs.

Label Date February 6, 2020
From Spain
Maturity stage Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab
Looking For Industrial partners; investors; project developers

The environmental benefits

  • Recycling and preventing the loss of valuable Critical Raw Materials with a reduction of up to 80% of advanced ceramics.
  • Simplification of the manufacturing process of SOFCs reducing the energy consumption in up to 70%.

The Financial benefits

  • Manufacturing cost reduction of 51%.
  • Capital cost reduction of 63%.
  • Payback time of 3-4 years.

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Catalonia Institute for Energy Research conducts research, innovation & technology development in the field of energy

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Headquarters 08930 Sant Adrià de Besòs, Barcelona, Spain

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