“To receive such an award is the highest honor our industry can bestow on a technology partner and all of us at the Propane Education & Research Council are so proud to see Adaptive Energy receive the recognition,” said Tucker Perkins, President and CEO at PERC. “To be selected as the Global Innovation Award winner is outstanding.” Adaptive Energy is a leading designer and manufacturer of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs), which provide rugged, dependable power for higher uptimes, less maintenance, and low-carbon operation. SOFCs enable greater use of alternative energy for critical infrastructure.
SOFC technology provides backup and off-grid power for customers where nonstop power is vital including rail crossings, remote radio networks, weather aviation cameras, and other critical infrastructure. In February 2021, this technology kept railroads in Texas safe by powering crossings and switches despite the power outages caused by Winter Storm Uri.
The Michigan-based company was also selected as runner-up for Most Innovative Propane-Powered Technology, making it the only SOFC company ever to receive this prestigious award.