SiEnergy Systems LLC is an early-stage company commercializing a novel thin film solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) developed at Harvard University. The technology uses inexpensive silicon-based technology and nanometer scale electrolytes to create SOFCs that operate at a commercially desirable temperature and are scalable to meet various power requirements. Thin film SOFC is a promising technology that provides solutions to cost and reliability challenges of fuel cells today.
SiEnergy was established in 2007 by Allied Minds and Harvard University. After 3 years of research activity in Shriram Ramanathan’s lab at Harvard University, the company moved to an independent location in Cambridge, MA for further commercialization of the technology.
SiEnergy is committed to creating clean, efficient, and affordable power sources that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, oil consumption, and air pollution. We will create a better and brighter future through development of novel thin film solid oxide fuel cell technology.
Our product goal is to develop 0.1 – 5 kW small, stationary and mobile power sources. Based on our cost calculation, SiEnergy’s fuel cell is expected to be less expensive than incumbent power generation systems, such as diesel and gasoline generators.
SiEnergy’s clean, quiet, and affordable power generation will become practical for many application areas, including:
· Combined heat power (CHP) systems for homes
· Remote and backup power
· Mobile power for leisure
· Homeland security/military
· Auxiliary power units
· Backup power for marine and land mobile applications
Allied Minds is a private investment firm that deploys capital to form, fund, manage and build companies based on market-creating technologies developed at renowned U.S. universities and federal research institutions. More information about the Boston-based company can be found at www.alliedminds.com.