Research Project Information

Research Project Summary Information

Commercialization of Modified Planar Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (26291)

Solid Cell, Inc.


Solid Cell Inc. is a NYS developer and manufacturer of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) in the 500W to 10kW power range for stationary and mobile applications. The company was founded in February 2006 and after securing Series A funding and a grant from NYSERDA in 2010, Solid Cell began to set up a pilot manufacturing facility in Rochester, NY at the Rochester Technology Park (RTP), where it currently employs three people on-site, with nine additional members of the team working virtually. The underlying technology that Solid Cell is commercializing has been developed in Russia and the former Soviet Union at various government laboratories, with which Solid Cell has on-going collaboration for access to a pipeline of cutting-edge and commercially viable technologies.

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Project Description

Solid Cell is in the process of completing NYSERDA project 15882 to demonstrate the feasibility of manufacturing the Company’s proprietary SOFC. Upon completion of 15882, Solid Cell plans to transition to pilot manufacturing and begin to generate sales. In order to financially support its ambitious growth plan, the company plans to launch a private placement in the first half of 2012 for $3,500,000 to $5,000,000. The business development and commercialization tasks in this project are aimed at supporting the private placement and the early stages of sales and marketing.


A typical continuously operating application with a Solid Cell SOFC is projected to decrease fuel consumption by a minimum of 30%. An equal reduction of a minimum of 30% will also result in GHG emissions along with significant reduction in CO and NOx emissions. Solid Cell estimates that this project will result in: i) $3.5M – $5M new financing received, ii) three new patents filed, iii) $150,000 in revenues and iv) two to three new jobs created in NYS.

Project Results


Solid Cell, Inc.
771 Elmgrove Rd Attn: Arkady Malakhov
Rochester, NY 14624

Principle Investigator

Arkady Malakhov

Universities Involved


Project Type:

Business Development

Technologies Types:

Energy Power Supply
Fuel Cell

NYSERDA Contact Information

Jennifer Harvey


R&D -Transport & Power Systems

Contract Details

Start Date: 4/23/2012
Project Status: Active
Contract Number: 26291

Last Updated: 3/21/2012