ENrG Inc. recently announced that the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has awarded the firm up to $500,000 on a $1.4 million contract to further advance the development of a bi-electrode-supported solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) system. Technology for this high-power, compact energy source was originally developed by the NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) in Cleveland, Ohio, and offers the potential of a five-fold improvement in power performance per weight over current SOFC approaches. It also features increased reliability of the fuel cell stack, the electrochemical power-generating unit that is central to the system. ENrG and NASA GRC will work with Battelle and Ultralife Batteries, Inc. on the commercialization of SOFC-based battery charger systems for the military.
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