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Ceres Power Holdings plc
02 December 2015

December 2, 2015


Ceres Power Holdings Plc

("Ceres Power", "Ceres" or "the Company")




Ceres Power Holdings plc (AIM:CWR), a world leading developer of low cost, next generation fuel cell technology, is pleased to announce excellent progress with the latest release of its V3 Steel Cell technology platform.  This improves efficiency and power density to the point which enables Ceres to address high efficiency, power only applications for the commercial scale market, as well as significantly improving the economic case for the residential market. 

Ultimately the latest increase in performance enables Ceres to tap into a more significant part of the distributed generation market, which is predicted to be worth around $200 billion globally by 2020, of which approximately $40 billion is expected to come from fuel cell power systems*.

For the residential market, Ceres has developed the Steel Gen platform, a 1kW class power system which uses the V3 technology, to achieve 50% net electrical efficiency in one of the most compact fuel cell system designs available.  This platform is now available to OEM partners, allowing fuel cell power systems running on natural gas and based on Ceres Power's Steel Cell technology to achieve significant power only efficiencies in the home or business which are higher than the best state-of-the-art centralised generating plants and overall efficiency up to 90% when also capturing the heat. 

For the commercial scale market which requires higher power applications, Ceres has developed a modular stack concept for the first time using the V3 technology which in initial testing has achieved 55% net electrical efficiency. This is hugely important as 50% is the tipping point when the technology becomes viable for commercial and light industrial scale applications.

The Steel Cell technology provides a superior alternative to diesel generator sets and gas engines, as it produces zero SOx and NOx emissions which will be key to ensuring cleaner cities, whilst also lowering CO2 and energy bills by around a third. The V3 technology is the result of extensive development and long term testing and validation at Ceres, which is part of our planned annual technology release process.

Phil Caldwell, Chief Executive of Ceres Power, commented:

"Our strategy is simple: to make our Steel Cell technology the platform for a range of distributed power generation products for every home and business.  We have already seen high levels of early stage interest in higher power products from US, Korea and Japan. Having achieved this latest technical advance, we now expect to announce progress on a number of new partnerships in the near future."


*Fuel Cells Annual Report 2014, Navigant Research


Ceres Power Holdings plc

Phil Caldwell, CEO

Richard Preston, CFO

Tel: +44 (0)1403 273 463


Zeus Capital  (Nominated Adviser and Broker)

Phil Walker / Andrew Jones


Tel:+44 (0) 20 3829 5000



Mike Bartlett/James Collins


Tel: +44 (0) 20 7920 3150


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About Ceres Power


Ceres Power (http://www.cerespower.com/) is a world leading developer of low cost, next generation fuel cell technology for use in decentralised energy products that reduce operating costs, lower CO2 emissions, increase efficiency and improve energy security. The Ceres unique patented Steel Cell technology operates on mains natural gas and is manufactured using standard manufacturing processes and conventional materials such as steel, meaning that it can be mass produced at an affordable price for domestic and business use.



Ceres Power's AGM will take place at the Company's Head Office of Viking House, Foundry Lane, Horsham RH13 5PX on Wednesday, 2 December 2015 at 11.00am.




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