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Demonstration of SOFC Operation on JP-8 Reformate Produced by a Cold Plasma…

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Department of Defense
Air Force
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2004 / SBIR
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Technology Holding, LLC
4552 S THOUSAND OAK DR Salt Lake City, UT -
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Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Demonstration of SOFC Operation on JP-8 Reformate Produced by a Cold Plasma Process
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8201-04-C-0092
Award Amount: $749,734.00


Ceramatec Inc. and World Energy Systems Corporation (WESCO) successfully demonstrated SOFC stack operation with JP-8 reformate produced using a soot free cold plasma process. The patented SynGen cold plasma reformer which operates on the GlidArc plasma physics principle was developed by WESCO of Conroe Texas. This reformer has shown the ability to reform JP-8 and diesel fuel using an electric power input corresponding to only 1.2% of the heating value of the fuel. The Phase II program will implement a thermal, process, and physical integration of the reformer and SOFC system balance of plant. Integration of the SOFC and reformer will develop greater system efficiency and reliability, as well as a more compact design. The overall efficiency of the resulting system will match the high efficiency values currently achievable only with integrated catalytic steam reformers - which are not liquid fuel capable.

Principal Investigator:

Joseph Hartvigsen

Business Contact:

Raymond K. Miller
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2425 South 900 West Salt Lake City, UT 84119

EIN/Tax ID: 870322278
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
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