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.


Fernando Gómez-Baquero, Chief Executive Officer
90 S. Pine Avenue, Unit D
Albany, NY 12208


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.


Russell Teall, President
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).


Robert Curtis, Executive Vice President, Product Development
1 Blossom Road
Rochester, NY 14618

Custom Electronics, Inc.

 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.


Michael Schulte, Sales Manager
87 Browne Street
Oneonta, NY 13820

Electrovaya Company

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 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-emission 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.


Adam Tomaszewski
2645 Royal Windsor Drive Mississauga, ON L5J 1K9

Ener-G-Rotors, Inc.

 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]


Michael Newell, CEO
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.


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

Expansion Energy LLC 

 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.


David Vandor, Chief Technology Officer & Managing Director
26 Leroy Avenue, Tarrytown NY 10591

Hollingsworth & Vose 

 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.


Jodi Meltzer, Senior Corporate Communications Manager
112 Washington Street
East Walpole, MA 02032


 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]


Chad Hall, Chief Operating Officer
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 electric (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.


Michael Herzig, CEO
1375 Broadway, Suite 1100, New York, NY 10018

Magnolia Solar, Inc. 

 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.


Dr. Ashok K. Sood
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.


Thomas Walter, Principal Engineer
431 New Karner Road
Albany, NY 12205-3868


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.


Dr. William Acker, Executive Director
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.


Lawrence B. Thomas, President & CEO
950 Dansby Rd, Suite 90
Ithaca, NY 14850

Rheonix, Inc. 

 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.


Richard A. Montagna, Ph.D., Senior VP, Scientific Affairs
22 Thornwood Drive
Ithaca, NY 14850

Solar Metrology

 Solar Metrology 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.


Tim Cahaney, Director of Marketing
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.


Todd Roberts, CEO
300 Enterprise Drive, Suite 232, Kingston, NY 12401

Solid Cell Inc. 

 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.


Arkady Malakhov, CEO
771 Elmgrove Rd
Rochester, NY 14624

Sustainable Energy Developments, Inc. 

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.


Meaghann Schulte, Director of Marketing & PR
317 State Route 104
Ontario, NY 14519

TAM Ceramics Group of NY, LLC 

 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.


Eric Hansen, Vice President, Sales and Marketing
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.


Dan Stone, Executive Director
59 Claire Pass
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

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.


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

Xactiv Inc. 

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.


Ernie Thompson, VP Business Development 
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 Company'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.


Charles Fox, President
PO Box 706, Potsdam, NY 13676