August 2, 2013
By Kate O'Connell
New York's state energy research and development authority, NYSERDA, has awarded $200 thousand to upstate fuel cell company Solid Cell. The funding is earmarked for commercialization of the company’s unique interconnect material, an important mechanical part of fuel cell systems.
Solid Cell CEO Arkady Malakhov says traditional interconnects are made from metal, but they have to be coated with expensive protective layers to stop them from breaking down at very high temperatures.