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Apr 12 2016

HEATSTACK – Production Ready Heat Exchangers and Fuel Cell Stacks for Fuel Cell mCHP.

HEATSTACK is a European Commission funded project under Horizon 2020 and the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU).

HEATSTACK has officially commenced! The project partners will be holding a kick-off meeting in Dusselfdorf (Germany) on the 19th and 20th of April. The project website and LinkedIn page will be available soon and will be where we post updates about the project.

HEATSTACK is a collaboration between commercial and research institutions, the project partners are Senior Flexonics (UK and Czech Republic), Vaillant Group (Germany), Sunfire GmbH (Germany) ICI Caldaie (Italy), University of Birmingham and PNO Consultants (UK).

The HEATSTACK project focuses on the industrialisation of the production of 2 key components – Cathode Air Preheaters and a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) stack – in a state-of-the-art micro-Combined Heat and Power (mCHP) generation system.

Micro-Combined Heat and Power (mCHP) generation holds great potential for lowering energy cost and CO2 emissions in the residential housing sector. Of the various mCHP technologies, fuel cells show great promise due to their high electrical efficiency potential. However, fuel cell technologies are still under development and the capital cost of units available today remains high, preventing mass-market exploitation.

HEATSTACK aims to achieve significant overall system cost reductions through volume production, ensuring that a better total annual energy cost balance for the customer is provided.


  • Senior Flexonics
  • Vaillant
  • University of Birmingham
  • ICI Caldaie
  • PNO Consultants UK
  • Sunfire

EU logoThis project has received funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking under grant agreement No 700564. This Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, Hydrogen Europe and Hydrogen Europe Research.