Mount Pleasant, PA, October 29, 2018 — WATT Fuel Cell Corporation (“WATT” or the “Company”) was awarded a Tech 50 for Innovation in Manufacturing from the Pittsburgh Technology Council at a celebration on October 25th, 2018 in downtown Pittsburgh. WATT was selected for their work developing the company’s patented fuel cell technology and proprietary Additive Manufacturing Process (“AMP”), both of which allow WATT to manufacture commercially viable hybrid fuel cell products for small-scale power applications.
Now in its 22nd year, the Pittsburgh Technology Council’s Tech 50 Awards honors and recognizes the most successful and innovative companies in the Pittsburgh region. Fifty companies were selected as finalists across 6 categories. WATT was honored as the category leader in Innovation in Manufacturing. Dr. Caine Finnerty, President, COO and Founder, along with several members of the WATT team were on hand to accept the award on behalf of WATT.
“We knew Pittsburgh was a hotbed for energy innovation when we moved our company to the area in 2014. We didn’t realize just how diverse the technology community was in the Pittsburgh area,” said Dr. Finnerty. “We would like to congratulate all of the finalists and are humbled to receive the Tech 50 award for innovation. We are truly honored to be a part of the robust tech community that was represented here tonight.”
“I would also like to personally thank the employees at WATT. Without their hard work and dedication none of our successes would have been possible,” continued Dr. Finnerty.
WATT manufactures the ImperiumTM Solid Oxide Fuel Cell system at their manufacturing facility in Mt. Pleasant, PA. The system creates small-scale power, 500W to 1.5kW, from readily available and easily accessible fuels, such as propane and natural gas, efficiently and quietly with little to no engine noise or harmful exhaust. Imperium’s hybrid power management system integrates renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar, and optimizes power storage to provide electricity from the most energy responsible source available at the time of need.
“This award can be directly attributed to the efforts of the WATT technical and manufacturing teams,” added Rich Romer, CEO of WATT Fuel Cell. “They knew there was a way to produce a commercially viable, small-scale fuel cell system and devoted the last 8 years to developing the Solid Oxide technology and WATT’s AMP manufacturing process to make it a reality. I applaud them and all those being honored in the Pittsburgh technology community.”