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Power Systems Research Partners

Power Systems Research Partners

NYSERDA addresses Research, Development and Demonstration needs associated with emerging distributed generation technologies as part of their Power Systems program. The program undertakes projects designed to improve technology performance and reduce non-technical impediments and regulatory barriers to the widespread deployment of these new technologies.

NYSERDA’s Power systems partners work on projects including electricity power storage, interface technologies that supply the electricity grid, and supplying industrial loads with reliable, high quality power.


Battery Energy Storage Systems – Technologies (B.E.S.S. Technologies) LLC

BESS-Technologies’ Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. mission is to improve the storage systems of battery assemblers and manufacturers, providing them with high-performing component systems. Our first product is a silicon-based nano-engineered anode technology to be sued in lithium-ion battery systems. Our design offers 3 times the energy capacity of graphite anodes, 5 times the charging rate, and more than 1000 cycles of lifetime. Our technology if fabricated using a simple manufacturing process, largely used by the semiconductor and photovoltaic industries and proven to provide cost reductions that will enable assemblers to increase their profit margins while providing their customers with a product with better performance.

Contact

Fernando Gómez-Baquero, Chief Executive Officer
Fernando@bess-tech.com
info@bess-tech.com
518-256-7029
90 S. Pine Avenue, Unit D
Albany, NY 12208


Biodico

Biodico Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. builds, owns and operates modular biorefineries with strategic joint venture partners to produce biofuel, bioenergy and bioproducts. Biodico technology is based upon over 10 years of research and development with the Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center, and an ongoing demonstration and evaluation program at the National Environmental Technology Test Site at Naval Base Ventura in Port Hueneme, CA.

Modular biofuel production equipment integrated with solar thermal heating.
Modular biofuel production equipment
integrated with solar thermal heating.

Contact

Russell Teall, President
rteall@biodico.com
805-689-9008
426 Donze Avenue
Santa Barbara, CA 93101


Cerion Enterprises

Cerion Enterprises Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. is a nanomaterials company with a platform technology first developed by our scientists, who are former employees of Eastman Kodak Co. Our patented expertise is the ability to make, manipulate and suspend uniform, non-agglomerated nanoparticles down to 1nm in aqueous or non aqueous media and then quickly and cost effectively transition this synthesis process to the industrial scale. This expertise results in a wide range of product applications that include battery storage, catalysis, coatings and nano medicine. The company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Rochester, New York with its manufacturing at Eastman Business Park (formerly Kodak Park).

Contact

Robert Curtis, Executive Vice President, Product Development
bob.curtis@cerionenterprises.com
585-271-5630
1 Blossom Road
Rochester, NY 14618


Custom Electronics, Inc.

Custom Electronics

 

Custom Electronics, Inc.Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page., established in 1964, is a globally recognized manufacturer of top quality Mica paper capacitors, tailored high-voltage assemblies, and powder coated & multi-layer bus bars. Our products are widely used throughout the military, commercial and industrial markets. Our outstanding workmanship and quality standards (AS9100/ISO9001 certified) have made our name synonymous with the terms dependability, reliability and high-performance.

Custom electronics
Mica paper capacitors, tailored
high-voltageassemblies, and
powder coated & multi-layer
bus bars

Contact

Michael Schulte, Sales Manager
mschulte@customelec.com
607-432-3880
87 Browne Street
Oneonta, NY 13820


Electrical Power worX Corp. (EPX)

Electrical Power worX Corp (EPX)Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. was formed in 2007 by a group of rail industry professionals with the goal of developing energy management and energy conservation solutions. EPX has developed and tested an ultracapacitor wayside energy storage system to serve the mass transit industry. EPX is also developing alternative energy storage and management solutions for the rail industry, and is looking to expand our product offering to other fields including: power generation, grid management and other vehicle platforms.

Electrical Power worX corp.
Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy Solutions

Contact

Marcus Emerson, Vice-President
emersonm@epowerx.us
607-382-2130
200 North Main Street Alfred, NY 14802


Electrovaya Company

Electrovaya

Electrovaya Inc.Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. (TSX:EFL) designs, develops, and manufactures proprietary Lithium Ion SuperPolymer"r" batteries, battery systems, and battery-related products for the clean transportation, smart grid power, consumer, and healthcare markets. The company's mission is to accelerate clean transportation as a commercial reality with its advanced power system for all classes of zero-emmision electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Ontarion, Canada, Electrovaya has production facilities in Canada as well as the United States, and customers around the globe.

Contact

Adam Tomaszewski
adam@electrovaya.com
905-855-4610
2645 Royal Windsor Drive Mississauga, ON L5J 1K9


Endurant Energy LLC

Endurant Energy

 

Endurant Energy LLCLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. has a core business of developing, owning and managing sustainable distributed energy and power generation assets. Endurant is focused on developing ultra-efficient cogeneration projects that provide electricity, thermal energy and back-up power to commercial office buildings, capitalizing on currently available energy incentives. The company is working with leading building owners to develop new cogen and other power generation projects in New York City and other US markets, with potential for international expansion. The company operates under the following strategic business units:

  • Development
  • Solutions & Technology
  • Construction
  • Energy Services

In addition to cogen, Endurant develops, finances, manages and provides consulting and advisory services related to energy procurement, power distribution, back-up generation and system efficiency & control innovations. The company also assists facility owners, land developers and municipalities in Master Energy Planning, landfill gas-to-electricity installation and sustainable District Energy deployment. Endurant helps customers leverage advanced technologies to hedge high/volatile energy prices, improve energy reliability, reduce environmental impacts and increase asset value.

Endurant
District Energy Deployment

Contact

Thomas W. Smith, President & CEO
thomas.smith@endurantenergy.com
630-323-5318
One Penn Plaza Suite 4512, New York, New York 10119


Ener-G-Rotors, Inc.

Ener G Rotors

 

Ener-G-Rotors, Inc.Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. sells systems that generate electricity from low temperature heat sources (150F-400F). Heat sources can be from industrial processes, commercial buildings, solar thermal collectors, biomass, or combustion engines among the vast array of possibilities. We have working 5 kilowatt systems and will soon offer the GEN4, a 40-60 kilowatt system for industrial waste heat applications. Our patented technology is more efficient, cost effective, and durable than existing technologies for these low temperatures and small sizes.

Ener-G-Rotors Case Study [PDF]

Contact

Michael Newell, CEO
info@energrotors.com
518-372-2608
17 Fern Avenue, Rotterdam, NY 12306


ENrG Incorporated

ENrG IncorporatedLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. specializes in the development and manufacture of ceramic membrane and coating technologies for energy applications. These include solid oxide fuel cells, gas separation membranes, and insulation packages for thermal management in energy systems, cells and stack components, and oxygen transport membranes. ENrG’s strength is transitioning laboratory concepts into manufacturable products. ENrG works with system development groups at OEMs that require critical ceramic components for system performance.

Contact

Kathy Olenick, General Manager
jolenick@enrg-inc.com
716-873-2939, Ext. 210
155 Rano Street, Suite 300, Buffalo, NY 14207


Expansion Energy LLC

Expansion Energy Logo

Expansion Energy LLC Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.is a developer and licensor of breakthrough technologies designed to substantially improve the way the Energy and Industrial sectors operate—leading to more efficient and more profitable companies as well as a substantially cleaner and more productive world. The company holds 18 granted US and global patents, with numerous additional patents pending globally.

Many of Expansion Energy’s technologies rely on the science of cryogenics and the processing of gases. The company’s portfolio of technologies includes innovations in the areas of: 1) “Bulk” power storage; 2) Ultra-efficient power plants; 3) Small-scale LNG production; 4) Carbon capture and sequestration; 5) Non-hydraulic fracturing (“dry fracturing”) for oil & gas production; 6) Gas clean-up/gas processing; 7) Recovery of rare earth elements and other minerals from waste streams; 8) Highly efficient conversion of waste heat to power.

Contact

David Vandor, Chief Technology Officer & Managing Director
dvandor@expansion-energy.com
914-631-3197
26 Leroy Avenue, Tarrytown NY 10591


Hollingsworth & Vose

Hollingsworth & Vose Logo

 

Established in 1843, Hollingsworth & Vose is a family-run company and a global leader in the supply of advanced materials for filtration, battery separator and industrial applications. The company operates manufacturing sites and research centers in the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit http://www.hollingsworth-vose.com/Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.

Contact

Jodi Meltzer, Senior Corporate Communications Manager
jodi.meltzer@hovo.com
508-850-2000
112 Washington Street
East Walpole, MA 02032


Ioxus

Ioxus

 

IoxusLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. is the only company that develops, manufactures and commercializes innovative ultracapacitor technologies entirely in the United States. The company provides cost-effective, green energy solutions for the military, transportation and alternative energy markets. The Ioxus family of ultracapacitors is uniquely optimized for high performance with low resistance, ideal for delivering high power bursts for acceleration, energy recapture, peak load shaving and high power applications. Ioxus was established by the parent company, Custom Electronics, Inc., which has supplied commercial and military clients with high reliability capacitors and integrated electronic assemblies since 1964. Ioxus is headquartered in Oneonta, N.Y.

Ioxus Case Study [PDF]

Contact

Chad Hall, Chief Operating Officer
info@ioxus.com
877-751-4222 or 607-433-9011


Locus Energy, LLC

Locus Energy LLCLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. provides operational and management support for distributed generation systems, including solar PV, solar thermal, wind and energy efficiency. Our core offering is automated monitoring, which includes on-site power-meter/data-loggers that send generation/consumption data to Locus' hosted application. Locus provides services to solar integrators, power purchase agreement (PPA) providers, state agencies and utilities in order to manage their distributed assets, perform compliance reporting and also provide specific views to their end clients.

Locus Energy
System flow diagram demonstrates
where our system fits in the PV set-up.

Contact

Michael Herzig, CEO
info@locusenergy.com
877-LOCUS-EN
1375 Broadway, Suite 1100, New York, NY 10018


Magnolia Solar, Inc.

Magnolia Solar Logo

 

Magnolia Solar, Inc. Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. is developing and commercializing flexible thin-film solar cell technologies that employ nanostructured materials and designs. Both higher current and higher voltage outputs are expected from thin-film solar cells that combine Magnolia’s exclusive material structures with advanced optical coatings. Magnolia’s patent-pending technology has the ability to capture a larger part of the solar spectrum to produce high efficiency solar cells. Magnolia Solar has also developed a unique nanostructure-based antireflection coating technology to further increase solar cell efficiency, thereby reducing the cost per watt. The company is targeting a variety of civilian and defense applications for its photovoltaic solar cells. Magnolia’s solar cell technology can be used to generate power for existing electrical grids, and is particularly well-suited for distributed and portable power generation applications.

Contact

Dr. Ashok K. Sood
aksood@magnoliasolar.com
518-618-4200
251 Fuller Road, CESTM – B250
Albany NY 12203


Mechanical Solutions Inc.

MSILink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. performs consulting and R&D, as well as provides design, analysis and testing services for organizations throughout the US and overseas. MSI has an outstanding track record in solving some of the world's most difficult technical problems.

In addition to engineering, test, and manufacturing operations at its Albany facility, MSI has office and engineering facilities in Whippany NJ (MSI headquarters), New Hampshire, Maryland, Indiana, and Colorado.

Contact

Thomas Walter, Principal Engineer
tjw@mechsol.com
518-320-8552
431 New Karner Road
Albany, NY 12205-3868


MTI MicroFuel Cells, Inc.

MTI MicroFuel Cells, Inc.Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. is commercializing “Mobion,” a compact green power generator that utilizes the technology of Direct Methanol Fuel Cells (DMFC) to convert methanol, a biodegradable fuel, to usable electricity. Our patented design boasts a high power density making our system very compact yet powerful. This fuel cell generator is small and fits in your hand and also uses replaceable cartridges that provide a safe and easy way to refuel.

Unlike other green power sources that limit usability, Mobion allows you the freedom to carry electricity with you anywhere at any time, with no restrictions on sunshine and wind conditions. We have also engineered our Mobion power generator to operate within the standard operating conditions of consumer electronic devices of 0o to 40oC at any humidity range.

Handheld Generator
Stand-Alone Handheld Power Generator

Contact

Jim Frawley, Director of Business Development
sales.mtimicro@mechtech.com
518.533.2222
431 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205


NY-BEST

New York Battery and Energy Storage Logo

 

The New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology (NY-BEST™) Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. Consortium was created in 2010 to position New York State as a global leader in energy storage technology, including applications in transportation, grid storage, and power electronics. NY-BEST is a rapidly growing, industry-led, private-public coalition of corporate, entrepreneurial, academic, and government partners building a vibrant, world-class advanced battery and energy storage sector, from R&D to commercialization, in New York State. Our diverse members include Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, universities, national research centers and laboratories spanning all facets of the energy sector.

NY-BEST serves as an expert resource to energy storage-related companies and organizations seeking assistance to grow their businesses in New York State. This includes access to financing, research capabilities, potential partners, technology developers, manufacturers, and other private sector and government resources. NY-BEST serves as an important connector in establishing a strong energy storage “ecosystem” encompassing all stages of energy storage product development and use.

Contact

Dr. William Acker, Executive Director
info@ny-best.org
518-694-8474
1450 Western Avenue, Suite 101
Albany, NY 12203


Primet Precision Materials, Inc.

Primet Precision Materials, Inc. Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.

Contact

Lawrence B. Thomas, President & CEO
info@primetprecision.com
607-277-0700
950 Dansby Rd, Suite 90
Ithaca, NY 14850


Rheonix, Inc.

Rheonix, Inc. Logo

 

Rheonix, Inc.Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. is a molecular diagnostics company committed to improving standards of care by making molecular tools available to more people, in more places, more often. Rheonix has developed the Encompass platform, a highly customizable technology with unmatched versatility and affordability. The platform performs fully automated, complex molecular assays in an easy to use and economical format on the Rheonix CARD® cartridge. The company is well-positioned to meet the needs of key markets with its unprecedented ability to process a wide array of samples automatically, with a high degree of multiplexing, in a high throughput manner. Using the same underlying technology platform, tests have been developed for applied markets such as food and beverage testing, drinking water and beach water testing for microbial contamination.

The EcompassMDx<sup>TM</sup> Workstation
The EcompassMDxTM
Workstation

Contact

Richard A. Montagna, Ph.D., Senior VP, Scientific Affairs
Rmontagna@rheonix.com
607-257-0979
716-773-4232
22 Thornwood Drive
Ithaca, NY 14850


Solar Metrology

Solar Metrology Logo

 

Solar MetrologyLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. is a global leader in the development and manufacturing of high performance X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) analysis tools, specifically engineered to meet the demanding thin film measurement requirements of the solar electric and renewable power industries.

Solar Metrology
System SMX-ILH

Contact

Tim Cahaney, Director of Marketing
tcahaney@solarmetrology.com
631-472-2400
101-5 Colin Drive, Holbrook, NY 11741


Solartech Renewables LLC

Solartech Renewables LLCLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. is a limited liability company formed in 2009 to establish a manufacturing facility for advanced photovoltaic panels and array configuration hardware in the Tech City complex in Kingston, NY. This manufacturing facility development project is the team effort of Solartech Renewables LLC, Spire Corporation and The Solar Energy Consortium (TSEC). When completed in 2010, this facility will have the capacity to produce more than 12MW of solar panels per year.

Contact

Todd Roberts, CEO
sales@solartechrenewables.com
646-675-1853
300 Enterprise Drive, Suite 232, Kingston, NY 12401


Solid Cell Inc.

Solid Cell Logo

 

Solid Cell Inc. Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page., established in 2006, develops and manufactures solid oxide fuel cell components and related products. The Solid Cell’s product offering include its chromium-free NTN Composite Interconnect for solid oxide fuel cells, its NOVOROCSTM family of custom non-platinum catalysts for reforming of liquid and gaseous hydrocarbon fuels, and compact reformers for production of hydrogen-rich gas for fuel cells and other energy applications. In the near future, the Company anticipates offering a complete SOFC “hotbox” or common core module product to OEMs and systems integrators.

Contact

Arkady Malakhov, CEO
arkady.malakhov@solidcell.com
585-426-5000
771 Elmgrove Rd
Rochester, NY 14624


Sustainable Energy Developments, Inc.

Sustainable Energy Developments Logo

 

SEDLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. offers over 11 years of distributed renewable energy generation experience in addition to relationships with manufacturers, funding agencies and financiers. This experience is highlighted by over 50 operational wind and solar projects throughout the northeastern United State, including over 8 MW of installed wind and solar capacity. SED integrates the lessons learned from these completed projects into solutions for your project’s unique challenges. Starting with a free analysis of your site’s potential and our unmatched success in securing grant funding, SED can show you how to power your future.

Contact

Meaghann Schulte, Director of Marketing & PR
info@sed-net.com
585-265-2384
1-877-WINDNRG
317 State Route 104
Ontario, NY 14519


TAM Ceramics Group of NY, LLC

TAM Ceramics Group of NY, LLC logo

 

TAM Ceramics Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. is a leading manufacturer of Zircon, Zirconia, and Totanate powders specifically engineered to meet the needs of several different industries. TAM’s facility encompasses 375,000 square feet over 35 acres. Our diverse customer base varies from small specialty operations to Fortune 500 companies with annual requirements in the hundreds of metric tons.

Contact

Eric Hansen, Vice President, Sales and Marketing
ehanson@tamceramics.com
716-278-9403
4511 Hyde Park Blvd.
Niagara Falls, NY 14305


Truescape USA Inc.

Truescape USA Inc.Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. Utility-scale project development requires the successful integration of many moving parts over many moving stages. Truescape facilitates this integration across industry, regulatory, and community groups through the deployment of appropriate, accurate, and informative visualization products and services. Truescape does this effectively in order to communicate the specifics of a project at the right time, with clarity, objectivity, and authority. From siting a project to permitting one, Truescape generate accurately informed decisions faster. Dozens of worthy green energy projects have successfully progressed with the valuable support of Truescape.

Contact

Dan Stone, Executive Director
Dan.stone@truescape.com
518-573-6082
59 Claire Pass
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866


Verdant Power

Verdant Power

 

Verdant PowerLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. is a world leader in the development and application of marine renewable energy systems, which generate clean energy from the currents of oceans, rivers and canals.

Simple and scalable, Verdant Power systems can be installed in a wide variety of water settings, including placement directly within population centers.

Verdant Power
Verdant Power
tidal Turbine

Contact

Trey Taylor, President
info@verdantpower.com
212-888-8887, Ext. 602
The Octagon 888 Main Street, Suite 1
New York, NY 10044


Xactiv Inc.

XACTIV Logo

 

Xactiv’s Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. roots begin with Torrey Pines Research (founded in 1986) with a long history in technology development. Xactiv provides solutions to material transfer and deposition challenges for start-up companies to Fortune 500 companies. Our diverse expertise has been applied in a wide range of industries, from coating composite materials, developing high-purity fuel cell electrodes, coating medical stents, and applying edible inks onto foods.

Contact

Ernie Thompson, VP Business Development 
ethompson@tpr.com
585-288-7220
1387 Fairport Road, Bldg 900-G
Fairport, NY 14450


ZeroPoint Clean Tech, Inc.

ZeroPoint Clean Tech, Inc.Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. is a renewable energy technology provider that has developed a portfolio of distributed biomass energy solutions. The Compan's core technology is a highly efficient biomass gasification reactor that converts biomass into renewable synthesis gas for use in reciprocating engines, steam boilers, and co-firing in combustion plants. ZeroPoint's modular multi-feedstock process equipment is built to U.S. and international codes and its pricing and high efficiency create highly attractive renewable energy project economics. The company is currently deploying its Renewable CHP Solution into combined heat and power projects in the United Kingdom. ZeroPoint is now actively developing distributed biomass energy projects in North America as well. 
ZeroPoint renewable energy technologies can deliver carbon-neutral synthesis gas, electricity, heat, and clean water solutions to communities around the world.

Contact

Charles Fox, President
fox@zeropointcleantech.com
212-920-7151
PO Box 706, Potsdam, NY 13676

Last Updated: 09/09/2013