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Portable, Moderate-Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
83521
Program Year/Program:
2007 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
O074-006-4006
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Technology Holding, LLC
350 W 800 N Suite 250 Salt Lake City, UT 84103-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Portable, Moderate-Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: N00004-07-M-0499
Award Amount: $99,887.00
 

Abstract:

Compared to conventional power sources, fuel cell systems present such benefits as high efficiency, low emissions, long life, and near silent operation. Of the various fuel cell types, Solid oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) have a number of advantages in hydrocarbon fuel applications because of their solid-state construction and high temperature operation. Presently, SOFCs operate in the temperature range of 800 D 1,000C. For a portable system however, a significant reduction in operating temperature to 550C or below is desirable. The lower operating temperature would improve start up time, provide materials and performance stability, and improve portability. An innovative materials set and cell design are proposed to meet the stringent requirements demanded in portable applications. A novel materials set will be used to achieve high performance at the medium operating temperature. A compact cell design will be used to accomplish the rapid start-up and shut-down times, and the multiple thermal cycles required for a portable system.

Principal Investigator:

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

Business Contact:

Raymond Miller
CFO/Secretary
8019782176
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
Research Institution Information:
BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIV.
C100 BNSN
Provo, UT 84602
Contact: Brian F. Woodfield
Contact Phone: (801) 422-2093
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university