Dr. Sascha Kühn finished his Diploma Thesis in 1999 in materials science at Fraunhofer IZFP in Germany and his PhD in 2004 at the Institute of New Materials in the field of solid oxide fuel cells. His patents were sold to the AVL spin-off alp2s fuel cells in Austria where he proofed and produced his first technology ideas about microtubular anode supported SOFCs with nanocoated electrolytes. Project partners in the first 8 years were big companies like BMW, Airbus and Saint Gobain. In 2008 he started eZelleron GmbH bought back all patents and spun-in to the Fraunhofer IKTS. He raised more than 15 Million EUR and created first revenues.
In 2014 he founded eZelleron Inc. which was focused only on marketing a handheld charger and raised 1.5 million US$ in a kickstarter campaign and is now taken over by an Asian marketing consortium which wants to market the handheld charger within the next years.
In 2016 he co-founded the company kraftwerk Inc. in the Silicon Valley which bought all assets from eZelleron GmbH and is now focused on the core technology in its own big production facility.
Therefore, kraftwerk Inc. got distinguished by several honors like the Cleantech Open Grand Award 2016 (USA) and IPIEC global grand award 2019 (China). (link: https://www.facebook.com/WTOIPGlobal/videos/721024088304519/ )
kraftwerk Inc. is already profitable since the first day and now creates 7-digit profits in the fuel cell business. As supplier it is one of the few fuel cell producers with a whole inhouse production line. Current customers are mainly in the field of automotive and aviation. Kraftwerk has subsidiaries in the US, Germany and China with more than 50 employees worldwide.