May 7, 2013 > Oorja powers up in Fremont
Oorja powers up in Fremont
Federal, State and Local government officials and members of the Fremont Chamber of Commerce welcomed Oorja Protonics, Inc. to its new location in the Warm Springs District of Fremont on May 2. Founder and CEO/President Dr. Sanjiv Malhotra accepted congratulations and proclamations noting that Oorja's success is due to the hard work and loyalty of a dedicated team of employees. The term, "Oorja" from Hindi reflects the glow of energy, in this case an expression of both the product and personnel at this rapidly growing and environmentally sensitive company.
Oorja fuel cells use easily obtained liquid Methanol to continuously recharge and lengthen the operating life of traditional batteries. This "hybrid approach" offsets limitations, high operating costs and environmental issues of existing battery-operated machinery. Currently Oorja products are used in material handling applications to augment the life and capacity of forklifts and pallet jacks. It is estimated that three gallons of Methanol in an Oorja fuel cell can continuously recharge a forklift battery to extend its use between servicing by 14-16 hours.
A myriad of uses and applications give Oorja a bright future; at the event, Dr. Malhotra announced "inking" a contract with HySA/Catalysis in South Africa to supply Oorja fuel cells for telecommunications equipment.
According to Dr. Malhotra, the technological advances of Oorja open "a new era in fuel cell commercialization."
45473 Warm Springs Boulevard, Fremont