SAFCell and UltraCell announce they have signed a worldwide licensing agreement that gives SAFCell broad access to UltraCell’s knowledge in developing and manufacturing rugged remote area power systems. Under the agreement UltraCell will license their know-how and expertise in manufacturing commercially available fuel cell systems to SAFCell. SAFCell has also engaged UltraCell for aid in system development efforts, enabling SAFCell to meet growing customer needs in a significantly shorter timeframe with reduced costs.
Fuel cell developer SAFCell, and development partner UltraCell, have demonstrated the world’s first stand alone solid acid fuel cell (SAFC) system converting propane into electricity to meet the increasing demand for portable power on the battlefield.
SAFCell, Inc. was selected for a $3.7 million Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) award to develop an intermediate temperature fuel cell for low-cost distributed power generation. SAFCell, a Caltech start-up fuel cell company, was one of 13 projects funded under ARPA-E’s $33 million Reliable Electricity Based on Electrochemical Systems (REBELS) program.
SAFCell, Inc. (Pasadena, CA) is proud to announce its participation in the new American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute (ALMMII). SAFCell will work with ALMMII partners to develop innovative, lightweight metal manufacturing techniques for SAFCell’s stack components, which can be made from traditional materials like aluminum and stainless steel.
The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) will incorporate a fuel cell stack made by SAFCell, Inc. (Pasadena, CA) into its award-winning solar toilet to enhance the lavatory’s energy-efficiency.
The solar-powered prototype toilet, winner of the Reinventing the Toilet Challenge issued by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in August of 2012, uses a chlorine reactor to rapidly disinfect wastewater.