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R&D As a Service

Whether it’s commercializing your patents or developing a new low-watt power solution, we have the history and knowledge you can trust to launch your idea.

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Research & Development

After two decades of working with government agencies, research institutions, and universities around the world to develop low-watt power solutions, Adaptive Energy now offers our research and development capabilities as a service. 

We leverage our state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, production expertise, and testing capabilities to help you bring new technology to market.

Leverage Our Research Partnerships

Why Partner With Us To Bring Your Technology To Market

Adaptive Energy is the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells for low-watt power, with 1 megawatt of microtubular power generated to date.

We’ve spent 20+ years working with premier research organizations — Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM), U.S. Army Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC, Formerly TARDEC) and so many more. 

With our research and development services, you can utilize that knowledge to build, test and launch your ideal solutions. When you collaborate with Adaptive Energy, you get:

    • Access to our team of world-class Ph.D.s, mechanical engineers and thought leaders in clean energy
    • The benefits of our 22-year history and field experience, including fuel cell production expertise
    • Access to our customer base to conduct early market acceptance research
    • Deep understanding of Phase 1 and 2 SBIR/STTR grant programs
    • Access to a knowledge base of dozens of SBIR/STTR grants won
    • Introductions to thought leaders and researchers in clean energy solutions
    • Relationships with research contacts throughout the Departments of Defense and Energy

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State-of-the-Art Facility

Adaptive Energy’s cutting-edge fuel cell and stack production facilities have all the necessary equipment for fuel cell manufacturing. Energy can go from powder to power under one roof, with a specialization in material processing and co-extrusion of SOFC tubes. 

    • 47,000 sq ft facility in Ann Arbor, the high-tech center of Michigan. Includes 38,000 sq ft of laboratory and manufacturing space
    • Dedicated clean room
    • Development and testing capabilities plus manufacturing capacity for components and completed systems
    • Production area contains 22 operation-specific fuel cell fabrication workstations that facilitate clear material flow and reduction of wasted material movement
    • Dedicated space for final system assembly and component inventory capable of handling volume production

In-House Testing Capabilities

We can conduct a variety of product development testing functions, such as endurance and environmental testing.

Our internal test equipment has been assembled to test as closely as possible to the specifications outlined in MIL-STD-810F/G: endurance/lifetime, altitude, vibration, rain, drop, hot/humidity, dust and cold test conditions.

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Our custom performance model simulates how our products can improve your uptimes and reduce your total energy cost. Contact us today to find out how we can help.