Elcogen was founded in 2001 and has since then been working closely together with two leading Estonian research institutions: the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the University of Tartu and the National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics in Tallinn.
Now, Elcogen is the world’s most advanced manufacturer of ceramic anode-supported, low temperature solid oxide cells. Elcogen has developed a best-in-class SOC stack with electrical efficiency of 75%, while being able to operate at a temperature of 650°C vs. 750-900°C of the competition. The lower operating temperature allows the use of low-cost materials and a cost-efficient system design. To date, we have commercialized two unit cell generations, 1 and 3 kW stacks, and have sold our technology to 60+ industry-leading customers globally. Elcogen’s 20 years of SOC R&D are protected by several patent families, which cover the design and manufacturing of our cells and stacks.
Role in BEST4Hy
Elcogen has necessary equipment for mass production and quality control of large solid oxide cells, and stacks assembling. Within BEST4Hy project Elcogen will participate in definition of solid oxide cell recycling parameters and reuse of recycled materials in manufacturing of new cells.