The SOSLeM project aims at reducing manufacturing costs for fuel cell stacks while at the same time making production more efficient and realising environmental benefits. Specifically, the project will:
- Develop new and optimised processes for the production of the fuel cell cassettes by lean manufacturing processes; improved sealing adhesion on cassettes, using anode contact layer laser welding and automation of the welding process.
- Improve stack preparation by advanced glass curing and stack conditioning.
- Enable environmental benefits by on-site nickel removal from waste water.
- Reduce production time and costs and improve flexibility by large furnace utilization, through the introduction of a multi-stack production station.
The aim of the SOSLeM project is that these improvements will sum up to a reduction of manufacturing costs of approximately 70%, leading to decreased capital costs of about 2,500 €/kW. Greenlight’s role in the project is to develop the required fuel cell conditioning test systems that will be required in high volume SOFC manufacturing.
Project Website: www.soslem.eu
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