Xergy Incorporated was founded in 2009, as a high-technology start-up venture based in Sussex County, Delaware. Xergy is the world leader in the development and commercialization of ion exchange media, and devices based on these materials. Our mission at Xergy’s is to leverage our ‘core technology’ with advanced ion exchange media to create high value and high eco-impact devices based on these materials.
As of 2017, the company had 80 active patent cases, and has entered programs to commercialize this technology with many global F500 companies. Xergy Inc. was the International Prize winner of the GE-Ecomagination award in 2011, and has been a finalist in many the Cleantech Awards since then. In addition, Xergy has won numerous US Department of Energy grants to develop advanced devices based on these materials.
In naming our company, we wanted to capture ‘our purpose’. To help symbolize our mission we have borrowed from the thermodynamic term, Exergy. Exergy, is a measure of the maximum useful work (Maximus Utilis Opus) that a system can perform. It is a simple fact that ionic systems exhibit inherently higher Exergy Efficiency, than alternative energy conversion systems. Therefore, we believe ionic systems can be the basis for huge opportunities to create new, transformational products.
The term Exergy, sometimes referenced as a letter B, or the Greek letter (Xi) Ξ in engineering references. We have taken the symbol for Exergy (Xi) Ξ, and modified it a little to make it appear more 'electrochemical' with a shorter middle line, to symbolize two batteries facing one another vertically. We made it appear more like a Latin X. We have also dropped the “e” and named our company Xergy to support our logo!
Prior to starting Xergy Inc., our founder, Bamdad Baharwas the General Manager of Teledyne Energy Systems (MD), a division of Teledyne Technologies Inc. (MD). He led the Transformation of this unit from a low/slow growth division to 20X its valuation within 2 years and a unit of key strategic value to Teledyne Inc. Prior to joining Teledyne he was the Business Leader of W.L. Gore’s Ion Transport Products unit, where he led team that developed and filed many patents for a new membrane product line to create an ultra-thin, ultra-strong, and ultra-high-performance composite ion exchange membrane for Fuel Cells and other Electrochemical devices. He led the business from Zero to $20 Million in sales within 3 years with record profitability and without a single negative quarter.
Xergy Inc. was founded on the premise that composite ion exchange membranes are still in their infancy, and are an excellent platform to build new, transformational and disruptive electrochemical products or systems. Moreover, many of these new products can have meaningful impact on our planet and the situation we are facing as a human race. Xergy Inc. (Seaford, DE)’s pioneering Electrochemical Compressor (ECC) for heat pumps has been supported by the United States Department of Energy since 2013. There are many other benefits to the Xergy technology that can be realized depending on the specific application - such as in refrigerators, heat pumps, electronic cooling systems, automotive cooling systems. This technology is transformational and disruptive, and will revolutionize energy conversion systems globally, resulting in important environmental benefits. Xergy has also developed many other products from its R&D efforts including advanced ion exchange membranes, catalyst coated membranes, micro-humidity control device, energy recovery ventilator modules, desalination systems, gas storage devices, and ozone disinfection systems to name a few. Xergy has partnered with many leading Universities to advance this technology further.
Bamdad Bahar, our founder, keeps saying, there is NO other technology that can make a bigger contribution to our environment. With huge shifts in population, and almost exponential growth in demand globally for energy we believe our work is more critical than ever!