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Ultra-pure Hydrogen Generation from Logistic Fuels

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
75131
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N051-040-0678
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Technology Holding, LLC
4552 S THOUSAND OAK DR Salt Lake City, UT 84124-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Ultra-pure Hydrogen Generation from Logistic Fuels
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N65538-05-M-0145
Award Amount: $69,765.00
 

Abstract:

While fuel cell technology is attractive to meet the electric power requirements of the Navy, the Proton Exchange Membrane fuel cells require high putiy hydrogen fuel. The high sulfur content of the Navy distillate NATO F-76 makes the reformate clean up system in a fuel processor too complex for the compact and light-weight systems that are required. Hydrogen separation membrane that is contaminant tolerant is proposed. The use of such membrane that is stable in the reformate composition will simplify or even eliminate the reformate clean up subsystem. An additional aspect of this project will be to evaluate a compact fuel processor to reform F-76. The fuel processor is more efficient and reduces the common technical challenges such as low efficiency operation and soot formation encountered in reforming diesel fuel using conventional partial oxidation reformers. The operational characteristics of the two systems, reformer and the hydrogen separation membrane, allow for both process and physical integration making the overall conversion process of navy distillate into high purity hydrogen efficient and economical.

Principal Investigator:

S. Elangovan
SOFC Project Manager
8019782162
elango@ceramatec.com

Business Contact:

Raymond Miller
Secretary
8019782114
rkm@ceramatec.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

CERAMATEC, INC.
2425 South 900 West Salt Lake City, UT 84119

EIN/Tax ID: 870322278
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No