LERG has been invited to provide Direct Ammonia SOFC cells to a project that is currently underway in Dundee, Scotland. Watch as members of the project team discuss how ammonia-fed fuel cells can provide green power to the maritime industry.
Partnership with St. Andrews
First Patent Filed
LERC established Low Emissions Resources Global Scotland, the first patent was filed for NH3 Synthesis, and in collaboration with St. Andrews University, LERG set up their lab on the University campus.
2019 - 2020
New Prototype and Design
SOEC tests approach 1000 hours with minimal degradation, the stack design and prototype is introduced, and cathode/electrolyte development reaches maturity.
Reactor Pilot System
Product Development and Introduction to the Market
LERG will begin to assemble multiple stacks arrays, input the reactor into a pilot shipping container, and begin to ramp up production in preparation for product launch
2016 - 2018
New Material Science Discovery
LERG began to partner with other universities, was able to apply the PCC technology to H2 production, and commissioned a new state of the art laboratory in Dundee, Scotland. Significant advancements in the material science focused on proving proton conducting ceramics capable of producing pure H2 and testing new additives that substantially increased cell durability.
Ammonia Cracker technology proves to be feasible and NH3 SOFC product testing began, while SOEC H2 efficiency continues to improve, and multiple patents are filed for process and material development.
Expand Across Sectors
LERG will move from EV stations and maritime shipping to apply its products to off grid power generation, mobility, and industrial processes while building out organizational structure and continuing to develop new products.
University of St Andrews- Scotland
We have partnered with St. Andrews University since 2015, sponsoring numerous students and postdoc studies, researched cathode coding applications and are currently working on ammonia fuel cell applications for shipping.
Vestel Defence Industry and Nigde Omer Halisdemir University
LERG has collaborated with work on ceramic and metal seals for tube caps and the electrochemical testing of tubes in both SOFC and SOEC mode providing acceleration of seal development and test data, expansion of material sets being tested and validation of test data and cell performance.
University of Groningen
LERG is collaborating with University of Groningen to develop greener and more energy efficient methods of making green fuels such as NH3 using proton conducting ceramics.
University of Western Macedonia
Collaborating to explore use of LERG's cell technology for the use in co-ionic (H+ /O2- ) Ceramic Electrochemical cells (ci-CELs) for separated CO2/H2O co-electrolysis and the simultaneous CO2 hydrogenation, in order to increase the efficiency of renewable surplus power storage into synthetic gaseous and liquid e-fuels.
Colorado School of Mines
The collaboration with the Colorado School of Mines seeks to exploit the inherent advantages of protonic-ceramics, through the development and demonstrate a high-performance, tubular, protonic-ceramic electrolysis cell (P-SOEC). New electrode and electrolyte materials (e.g., triple-conducting steam electrode) are being developed for incorporation into LERG's PCC membrane-electrode assembly (MEA) architecture.