Acumentrics Selected by DOE for Alliance Program

April 28, 2003 by Jeff Shepard

Acumentrics Corp. (Westwood, MA), a developer of solid-oxide fuel cells (SOFCs), has been selected by the US Department of Energy (DOE, Washington, DC) for a projected nine-year, $74-million, Solid State Energy Conversion Alliance (SECA) cost-share program. The DOE SECA program has a 10-year goal to develop efficient and clean, small-scale, solid-state, ceramic fuel cells with a factory cost as low as $400 per kilowatt.

"We are greatly honored by this recognition and support of Acumentrics' leading role in developing and commercializing low-cost SOFCs. It is especially important as we continue to deploy prototype units throughout the world," said Warren Ziegler, vice president of technology for Acumentrics. "This SECA program can greatly help accelerate our cost-reduction program, allowing us to introduce new generations of more affordable systems for applications, including residential, commercial, telecommunications, industrial and military."