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Topsoe Fuel Cell expanding production of solid oxide fuel cell stacks

Topsoe Fuel Cell is expanding its solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) stack production facilities in Denmark. The company needs the extra production capacity because it expects demand to exceed its current capacity in 2013.

The fuel cell stack production facility will be located in an existing building near the current plant in Ravnholm, 35 km (22 miles) north of Copenhagen.

Construction starts this month, and Topsoe anticipates inaugurating the plant in December 2012. The production facilities will be established step by step, and will be fully expanded in 2016, making it possible to meet the estimated 2016 demand.

The new facility is an important step towards industrialisation of fuel cell stack production using state-of-the-art production technology. It will also enable Topsoe Fuel Cell to improve quality, and speed up cost reduction.

Using experience gained from the new facility, Topsoe Fuel Cell expects to implement large-scale industrial production of fuel cell stacks in Denmark and overseas from 2016.

The design of the expansion is being done in close cooperation between Topsoe Fuel Cell, its parent company Haldor Topsøe, and the Danish engineering consultancy Alectia.

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