Vision & Mission
24x7 Clean, Green Affordable & Reliable Energy for all.
To provide Clean & Green energy using innovative & affordable technologies, which will help achieve Energy Security & Independence.
Product development timeline
Fraunhofer IKTS and SIEMENS AG Start collaboration
Technology transfer from SIEMENS AG to Fraunhofer IKTS
Near netshaped CFY interconnect in cooperation with Planse
Broader active area (127 cm3) with simple, robust assembly
High power density cell with 10ScSZ electrolytes
Symmetric geometry, mPower GmbH acquires licence by Fraunhofer IKTS
History of the CFY stack Technology
Plansee and Fraunhofer IKTS have been working together for several years and are constantly developing the CFY stack design (MK35x). This development dates back to bilateral activities with Siemens AG in the 1990s. The adoption of the stack technology by Fraunhofer IKTS in 1999 enabled a continuous further development of the platform. In 2005, Plansee established its new netshape technology for interconnect manufacturing, which resulted in a significant cost reduction for the bipolar plate in mass production. From 2007 to 2011, Fraunhofer IKTS and Plansee have taken decisive steps for the development of a modern CFY stack design.
Thanks to its excellent performance and its robustness, the MK351 stack is an impressive development. It was endurance-tested for 20,000 hours in a realistic system environment. Over the test period, performance degradation was very low at 0.7 % / 1,000 h. But development still continues. Small modifications to the interconnect allowed pressure loss on the air flux side to be reduced in the optimized MK352 stack design. This is an improvement that is particularly welcome to the system manufacturers. It reduces the power consumption of the air feed, which in turn increases the electrical efficiency of the system. The new MK352 stack design is also being endurance-tested. Currently, it has more than 11,000 operating hours on the clock. And again, performance degradation is at an extremely low level: The cycle stability was improved by factor 1,6, as was demonstrated in a test over 120 combined RedOx and start/stop cycles. A first, non-exclusive license for the MK352 stack technology has been granted to mPower GmbH in 2015.
mPower formation & beyond
The existence & core philosophy of the company is based on the foundation of helping every individual become Energy Independent & Secure using Clean & Green Energy Technologies. We are in the business to innovate & make new age technology available to the masses at an affordable cost. Innovation along with basic R&D is what drives the policy & working at mPower.
As a research and technology service provider,
the Fraunhofer IKTS develops modern ceramic high-performance materials,
customized industrial manufacturing processes and creates prototype components and systems in complete production lines from laboratory scale to pilot plant scale.
Based on comprehensive materials expertise in advanced ceramic materials, the Institute's development work covers the entire value creation chain, all the way to prototype production.
The Institute is therefore available as a competent consulting partner and starting point for all ceramics-related issues: a real "one-stop shop" for all things ceramic.