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STTR Phase I: Cost Effective Core-Shell Nanocatalysts for PEM Fuel Cells

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
98729
Program Year/Program:
2010 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
1010099
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
D
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Bettergy Corp.
8 John Walsh Blvd., Suite 321 Peekskill, NY 10566-5330
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: STTR Phase I: Cost Effective Core-Shell Nanocatalysts for PEM Fuel Cells
Agency: NSF
Contract: 1010099
Award Amount: $149,961.00
 

Abstract:

This SBIR Phase I project will develop proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells as a power source for automobiles and stationary or portable power applications. Currently, the high cost of the PEM fuel cell limits their commercial applications. A significant cost of a PEM fuel cell comes from the use of Platinum. This project intends to develop a low cost core shell nanostructured catalyst which has the advantages of high specific catalyst activity as well as controllable shape and size. The broader/commercial impact of the project will be reduced use of platinum in PEM fuel cells. This will lower their cost. Fuel cells have the potential to revolutionize the power generation methodology and offer cleaner and more efficient power. This project targets the automobile industry as potential customers. More new jobs could be created by establishing leadership in this emerging technology; and fuel cells also are beneficial to the environment.

Principal Investigator:

Min Chen
DPhil
9142906293
minchen05@gmail.com

Business Contact:

Min Chen
DPhil
9142906293
minchen05@gmail.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Bettergy
46 Bari Manor Croton on Hudson, NY 10520

EIN/Tax ID: 263930239
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Rochester
518 HYLAN, RIVER CAMPUSBOX 27014
ROCHESTER, NY 14627
Contact: Hong Yang
Contact Phone: 5852752110