SiEnergy Systems moves to new facilities, expands research effort
Boston Massachusetts - SiEnergy Systems, an Allied Minds company commercializing low temperature thin film solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology from Harvard University is pleased to announce the commencement of research and development activities at an off-campus facility in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The facility houses equipment dedicated to the fabrication and testing of fuel cell test structures and prototypes, as well as expanded staff for fuel cell stack, reformer, and system development.
The move to this facility follows the successful demonstration of thermo-mechanically stable, nanometer scale electrolyte membranes with commercially viable lateral dimensions on the order of several centimeters, work that was conducted in collaboration with Harvard University researchers, and published in the May 2011 print issue of Nature Nanotechnology. One feature of the fuel cell design is a metal grid over the cathode that provides mechanical support as well as electrical conductance. The work demonstrated the highest total power output from a single fuel cell chip, representing the leading performance among nanometric thin film SOFCs. The breakthrough has practical relevance for the broad commercialization of fuel cells since thin film SOFCs offer three major advantages over conventional SOFCs:
General Manager, Vincent Chun notes: "We are excited about the acceleration of our research and development efforts. There is growing interest in alternative energy and particularly in fuel cells. We look forward to developing products that provide an economical solution for clean energy applications in residential and remote power markets."For more information, contact:
About SiEnergy Systems
SiEnergy Systems is a privately held startup company formed by Allied Minds, Inc. to commercialize proprietary thin film solid oxide fuel cell technology developed at Harvard University. The technology uses commonplace high throughput solar/LED manufacturing processes to create SOFCs with nanometer scale electrolytes that operate at low temperature, use less material, and are scalable to meet various power requirements. The “Silicon Energy” reduces the cost of SOFCs and creates clean and affordable mobile and small stationary power sources.
About Allied Minds, Inc.
Allied Minds is a private equity-funded innovation company that forms, funds, manages and builds startups based on early-stage technology developed at renowned U.S. universities and national labs. We serve as a diversified holding company that supports our businesses with capital, management and shared services. Allied Minds is the premier firm to utilize this novel and fully-integrated approach to technology commercialization. Our investments span multiple business sectors and offer an attractive risk-return profile, a deliverable timeline and groundbreaking products and services. Our subsidiaries include Biotectix, Cephalogics, CryoXtract, Illumasonix, ProGDerm, Precision Biopsy, RF Biocidics, SaltCheck, SciFluor Life Sciences, SiEnergy Systems, SoundCure and Spin Transfer Technologies. We don't just fund the startup. We are the startup. www.alliedminds.com