SAFCell, Inc. Awards Contract to InnovaTek for Fuel Processing Technology


InnovaTek received a multi-year contract from SAFCell, Inc. of Pasadena, CA, to provide fuel processing technology for a portable fuel cell system that they are developing for the U.S. Army.  InnovaTek’s proprietary technology will process jet fuel to supply hydrogen for SAFCell’s 50 Watt solid acid fuel cell for soldier portable power applications. The US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command is funding the project because of their need for high-energy density, lightweight power sources for the dismounted warrior.  The advantage of a fuel cell that can operate on catalytically reformed jet fuel is its higher efficiency than combustion technologies and its longer lifetime than batteries.