OUT OF THE LABORATORY INTO THE WORLD

As one of the world's most innovative companies, Sunfire today develops and manufactures systems for renewable industrial gas and fuel production. These substitutes for mineral oil and natural gas, known as e-Gas, e-Fuel or e-Chemicals, replace fossil fuels in existing infrastructures. The solid oxide cells (SOCs) used for the conversion process are also used as generators to provide electricity and heat.

Sunfire’s vision is to make regenerative energy from sources such as wind farms, hydropower plants and photovoltaic systems available wherever and whenever it is needed — not just when the wind is blowing, the waves are crashing or the sun is shining.

THE KEY COMPONENT

The key component is the steam electrolyser, based on solid oxide cell technology and able to break water into its constituent parts not only from its liquid but also from its gaseous form (i.e. steam). The main benefit of steam electrolysis is that the enthalpy of vaporisation can be achieved without the use of expensive electrical energy. Indeed, recycling waste heat such as that generated by industrial processes makes it possible to increase the efficiency of the steam electrolyser to over 80 percent.

STRONG PARTNERSHIPS

Sunfire is supported by strong partners such as Audi, Boeing or ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems. It is the company’s goal to refine the solid oxide electrolyser and fuel cell systems and to advance their industrialisation. Only then can Sunfire’s technologies be established as the cornerstones of a decentralised energy system of the future.

2017

Industrialisation of the product range

Use at industry level

Demonstration of the production of synthetic fuels on an industrial scale; Electrolysis systems in industrial use

2015

Diesel from water and carbon dioxide

Mobility revolution

Synthetic hydrocarbons such as e-Diesel, e-Naphta or e-Waxes can be produced from water, carbon dioxide and renewable electricity.

2014

Opening of the Power-to-Liquids demonstration plant

Minister Prof. Wanka visits Sunfire

Opening of the Power-to-Liquids demonstration plant at the company's location in Dresden

2011

Moving to Dresden

Out of the laboratory into the world

Relocation of the company headquarters to the staxera site in Dresden

Fusion with staxera

Merging knowledge

Takeover of staxera GmbH as leading producer of fuel cell stacks

2010

Founding of Sunfire

Vision becomes reality

The Sunfire GmbH is founded in Bremen.

2008

Feasibility study

The foundation of the company

An economical and technical feasibility study has been developed to clarify whether renewable liquid fuels and gases can be produced economically based on renewable electricity.

2001

SOFC Cluster in Dresden

High-tech development

A cluster of business and science for high temperature fuel cells (SOFC) was arising in Dresden with Fraunhofer IKTS and staxera GmbH.

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Please feel welcome to contact us for further information on our products, for more details on our partnership model and to discover how we can work together. We will be happy to discuss the options with you.

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