Highest Density Fuel Cell: Violet Fuel Cell Stick

Highest Density Fuel Cell: Violet Fuel Cell Stick

SAN DIEGO — Today, green high-tech venture Violet(TM) Fuel Cell Sticks(TM) www.violetfuelcellsticks.com announces it has achieved an extremely high, 15KW/Liter cell density with their Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) Stick(TM). Previous commercial fuel cells, including both SOFCs and PEMs, have struggled to meet a target of 2KW/Liter; and previous advanced concepts have struggled to achieve 4KW/Liter. The Violet(TM) Stick(TM) has overcome the most significant hurdles facing fuel cells, and it resolves the technical limitations of existing technologies, such as sealing, cracking and manifolding problems, and poor volumetric density.

Stick(TM) technology, created by Violet(TM) Fuel Cell Sticks(TM), offers a fundamental change to the physical structure of SOFCs that enables, for the first time, high density, low cost, mass produced solid state engines. The SOFC Stick(TM) solves decades-old commercialization challenges for SOFC technology. The technology opens the door to mass production for numerous applications, such as: large-scale power generation, small-scale distributed power, auxiliary power units, mobile power generation, automotive, flight and advanced vehicle concepts.

“We believe that this is the highest density, scalable fuel cell in the world, and we are confident that we can quickly go much higher,” said co-founder Alan Devoe.

The development of the Violet(TM) Stick(TM) is expected to have a significant impact on the US Fuel Cell market, which is estimated to be $1.1 billion US today and expected to grow to as much as $18.6 billion in 2013.

For a full description of the technology, visit www.violetfuelcellsticks.com.

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