SiEnergy Awarded $300,000 Grant for Thin Film Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Technology

March 30, 2015 By Linda Hardesty

SiEnergy manageSiEnergy Systems, which is commercializing low temperature thin film solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology from Harvard University, was awarded a $300,000 grant from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) under its AmplifyMass program.

AmplifyMass offers its awards to Massachusetts-based clean technology companies and university research projects that have been given funding by the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) program, which SiEnergy Systems won in 2014 for its efforts to develop a hybrid electrochemical system that performs as both a fuel cell and battery.

SiEnergy Systems is developing a thin film SOFC for the portable and small power generation markets. The technology is designed to reduce fuel cell cost, and allow fast start-up and load-following capability by responding rapidly to changes in power demand. SiEnergy’s technology uses nanometer scale electrolytes to create SOFCs that operate at a commercially desirable temperature and is scalable to meet various power requirements.

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