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Estonia’s Elcogen to construct solid oxide fuel cell factory

The nascent high-temperature hydrogen fuel cell technology is most likely to gain a foothold in industrial applications

Solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) company Elcogen is to construct a production facility in Tallinn, Estonia. Construction on the €6.3mn factory will begin during the European summer and is due to be completed within 12 months. The 10,000ft2 facility is set to manufacture 50MW fuel cells and 200MW electrolysers. Elcogen—which manufactures SOFCs for residential, commercial and industrial applications—already has agreements in place with several customers and is confident of demand, according to the firm. It has commercialised two product generations, operating at a relatively low 650°C, and sold its technology to more than 60 customers globally. SOFC technology requires less energy to convert bet

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