SAFCell Inc. and UltraCell LLC sign worldwide licensing agreement for fuel flexible remote area power products

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.

SAFCell Selected for $3.7 Million ARPA-E Award

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 to Generate Power for Caltech Solar Toilet

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.