Power Systems in Space

To develop power systems for space mission CMR do projects on hydrogen and fuel cells for the European Space Agency (ESA).

Power Systems in Space

Power systems

To develop power systems for space mission CMR do projects on hydrogen and fuel cells for the European Space Agency (ESA). Prototech, the subsidiary of CMR, is involved in several R&D projects focusing on demonstration of energy systems where solid oxide fuel cell technology (SOFC) is the basis. In 2007 three different SOFC facilities were built: Norway´s first industrial power and heating pilot facility for BKK, the worlds first SOFC facility for production of gas from wood with direct heat transport and a SOFC facility fueled by bio gas. In addition much effort has been put into development of fuel cell based energy system based energy storage systems for future application on space shuttles. A complete test rig of a regenerative fuel cell system was built and tested in the laboratory for the ESA. These facilities are the worlds very first demonstration of «closed loop systems», which can be liable alternative to rechargeable batteries to many future applications

 

Project examples:

  • Renewable energy storage and hydrogen production 
  • Energy storage for Mars applications 
  • Advanced energy storage system