Dr. Calum R.I. Chisholm

SAFCell, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Chisholm founded SAFCell, Inc. in November, 2009 to develop and commercialize solid acid electrolytes for fuel cell and hydrogen generation applications. SAFCell develops scalable solid acid stacks for power generation (i.e., fuel cells) and hydrogen generation (i.e., electrochemical hydrogen generators). Based on technology developed at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), and operating at mid-range temperatures around 250°C, SAFCell stacks tolerate impurities that pose obstacles for other fuel cell/hydrogen generation technologies, while still using durable and inexpensive metal and polymer components. This combination results in rugged stacks that operate easily on commercially available liquid and gaseous fuels, greatly reducing overall system complexity and cost. SAFCell is partnering with targeted system integrators to enter first stationary, and then mobile power and hydrogen markets. Dr. Chisholm has help raise a total of $35 million dollars in public and private funds to forward the commercialization of solid acid devices since 2005. Working with many exceptional collaborators, Dr. Chisholm has published 23 scientific papers and holds 24 issued patents. He may be reached at calum.chisholm@safcell.com.

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