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Company Information:

Name: ElectroChem, Inc.
Address: 400 W CUMMINGS PARK STE 5600
WOBURN, MA 01801-1651
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: Yes
URL: N/A
Phone: (781) 938-5300

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $2,139,860.00 33
SBIR Phase II $3,449,475.00 7

Award List:

ELECTROCHEMICALLY DRIVEN HEAT PUMP

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: David p bloomfield
Award Amount: $49,352.00
Abstract:
The edhp, usp 4,593,534 is an electrochemically driven heat pump. the edhp is a spin-off of space fuel cell technology. specifically, supplying power to the edhp pumps a unique working fluid through a refrigeration system. the edhp's electrochemical compressor replaces the mechanical compressor in a… More

ELECTROCHEMICALLY DRIVEN HEAT PUMP

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $40,000.00
Abstract:
To facilitate improved design of high efficiency heating and cooling equipment, an innovative research program to investigate the electrochemically driven heat pump (edhp) concept is proposed. the edhp concept (u. s. patent 4,593,534) replaces the mechanical compressor of an air conditioning or… More

COPPER BASED SORBENTS FOR HOT GAS CLEANUP

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Vinod Jalan
Award Amount: $49,688.00

OPERATION OF PHOSPHORIC ACID FUEL CELLS ON COAL GASES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Vinod Jalan
Award Amount: $49,707.00

COPPER BASED SORBENTS FOR HOT GAS CLEANUP

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Vinod Jalan
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
Over the past decade there has been a continuing effort by doe/metc (morgantown energy technology center) and its contractors to define an appropriate high temperature regenerable desulfurizing agent. successful sorbents should provide efficient desulfurization and regeneration kinetics, a reduction… More

OPERATION OF PHOSPHORIC ACID FUEL CELLS ON COAL GASES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Vinod Jalan
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
The objective of this project is to develop improved anode electrocatalysts for coal gas based phosphoric acid fuel cells (pafcs). because of the presence of carbon monoxide (co) and hydrogen sulfide (h2s) in coal-derived gases, the reversibility of hydrogen oxidation on platinum in phosphoric acid… More

NOVEL MICROPARTICLES FOR SLURRY-CATALYZED COAL LIQUEFACTION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Because of the high cost of transportation and high sulfur ash content, solid coal is suitable for use only in specially equipped power generation facilities. thus, whilecoal accounts for 90% of all proven north american energy reserves, the united states continues to import an increasing proportion… More

ELECTROCHEMICAL VAPOR-COMPRESSION CYCLE FOR SPACECRAFT THERMAL MANAGEMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Winod Jalan
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
The electrochemical vapor-compression cycle (evcc) is an innovative application proposed to meet the special thermal management of military spacecraft. this concept replaces the mechanical compressor of a refrigeration system with a highly efficient electrochemical compressor that is compact, light… More

CARBON CERAMIC COMPOSITE MEMBRANES FOR HIGH TEMPERATURE GAS SEPARATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Vinod Jalan , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
The objective of this program is to develop an innovative, effective, and economic process for high temperature, high pressure gas clean-up and thus promote the cost-effective utilization of domestic coal reserves. this objective will be achieved by the development of a novel carbon molecular… More

NOVEL CONCEPTS FOR HYDROGEN-BROMINE BATTERY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Vinod Jalan , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,996.00
Abstract:
An innovative approach is proposed to dramatically improve the hydrogen/bromine battery as a rechargeable power supply. the present fuel cell-electrolyzer system uses 48 percent hbr with nafion as a solid polymer electrolyte membrane. the intrinsic characteristics of this nafion based system are:… More

NOVEL AEROGEL CATALYSTS FOR PARTIAL OXIDATION OF METHANE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Dr Vinod Jalan , President
Award Amount: $49,966.00
Abstract:
The objective of this program will be to use the advanced preparation techniques of aerogel catalysts to prepare different multicomponent catalytic systems for partial oxidation of methane. the major advantages of this preparation procedure is that metallic components can be combined in any… More

LOW COST IRON MICROPARTICLES FOR SLURRY CATALYZED COAL LIQUEFACTION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,994.00
Abstract:
Due to the high cost of transportation and high sulfur ash content, solid coal is suitable for use only in specially equipped power generation facilities. direct coal liquefaction is an attractive technology followed by the doebut currently uses expensive molybdenum catalyst. iron is relatively… More

FACILITATED TRANSPORT MEMBRANE FOR HOT COAL GAS DESULFURIZATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Although increased utilization of american coal reserves remains a priority for doe, the sulfur content of coal gasesis incompatible with many intended uses, such as integrated gasification combined-cycle (igcc) systems, fuel cell powerplants, and as a feedstock in the chemical process industry; in… More

HYDROGEN FLUORINE FUEL CELL FOR STRATEGIC AND TACTICAL APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Vinod Jalan
Award Amount: $56,000.00
Abstract:
The objective of the proposed program is to develop a battery that can meet the specific requirements for strategic and tactical onboard power for misile applications. these requirements include a shelf life of upto 25 years, operation from -54 to +74 deg c, attaining full power in less than one… More

TOTAL OXIDATION OF CONTAMINATED LEVEL VOLATILE ORGANIC HYDROCARBONS OVER AEROGEL CATALYSTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Dr Vinod Jalan
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
The objective of this phase i project is to study the feasibility of a catalytic oxidation of contaminant level volatile organic hydrocarbons using novel aerogel catalysts.the advantages of using the proposed catalytic combustion process is that it can operate at a lower temperature than the… More

DRY SCRUBBING OF SOX AND NOX OVER LANTHANIDE-OXYGEN- SULFUR COMPOUNDS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Dr Vinod Jalan
Award Amount: $50,000.00

DRY SCRUBBING OF SOX AND NOX OVER LANTHANIDE-OXYGEN- SULFUR COMPOUNDS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Dr Vinod Jalan
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Existing processes for combined removal of sox/nox from combustion gases have not been proven to be particularly effective in meeting current emission standards. selective catalytic reductions for nox removal are available, and are effective in reaching current emission standards, but they are… More

A FACILITATED TRANSPORT MEMBRANE FOR NATURAL GAS DESULFURIZATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Vinod Jalan , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
The increased utilization of sulfur-containing natural gas (sour gas) combined with stringent sulfur dioxide requirements demands an efficient sulfur recovery process. the most developed desulfurization technology employs bulky liquid absorption processing followed by regeneration and sulfur… More

ANION EXCHANGE MEMBRANE BASED FUEL CELL FRO TRANSPORTATION APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Vinod Jalan , President
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Proton exchange membrane (pem) based fuel cells are the power system of choice for many applications including electric vehicles, but they require complex water recirculation and humidification systems for effective operation. three anion exchange membranes identified in preliminary experiments… More

THIN FLEXIBLE AND CHEMICALLY SORPTIVE FILTER FOR NBC PROTECTION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr Vinod Jalan , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $56,000.00
Abstract:
The design of the current nbc cannister is incompatible with mission related requirements. a low-profile/high-efficiency filter, such as a thin porous film of chemically sorptive material, could ideally function as both the nbc filter and protective hood without interfering with other equipment. the… More

HIGH POWER, HIGH ENERGY DENSITY ELECTRIC STORAGE DEVICE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Vinod Jalan , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $56,000.00
Abstract:
The high energy density, high rate capability system proposed to provide pulse-power for electric weapons employs veryhigh surface area electrodes and a solid electrolyte with high conductivity and a high decomposition potential. the system will be primarily evaluated as a capacitor, but with minor… More

HIGH TEMPERATURE REMOVAL/RECOVERY OF TRACE SULFUR SPECIES FROM WESTERN COAL DERIVED FUEL GAS STREAMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Gasification of western coal results in the gas leaving the gasifier at a moderate temperature (300 degrees to 500 degrees centigrade). current state-of-the-art sorbent-based processes, developed for coal gas temperatures of 600 degrees to 750 degrees centigrade, are not suitable for desulfurization… More

THERMALLY ENERGIZED BATTERY RECHARGER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Vinod Jalan
Award Amount: $47,185.00
Abstract:
A unique means of charging is proposed which willutilize non-burdnesome sources of energy such as waste heat from existing heating/cooking devices and logistic fuels which are generally available to the individual marine. they will be reliable, compact, lightweight, durable, inexpensive, and capable… More

Solid State Galvanic Supercapacitor for Pulse/Sustained Power

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Vinod Jalan, Phd
Award Amount: $56,000.00
Abstract:
High energy density supercapacitors may excel in providing pulsed and sustained space power. To develop a solid state galvanic supercapacitor, ElectroChem will prepare very high surface area electrode materials and a fluoropolymer membrance modified for high lithium ion conductivity. Cells will be… More

High-Efficiency, Proton-Exchange-Membrane Fuel Cell for Near-Ambient Operation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Brian Morriseau
Award Amount: $49,924.00

NON-PRECIOUS METAL CATALYSTS FOR PROTON EXCHANGE MEMBRANE FUEL CELLS BY ION BEAM SYNTHESIS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr Calvin L Bushnell
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
One of the challenges facing the commercialization of proton exchange membrane (pem) fuel cell technology involves the reduction of cost, specifically that of the electrocatalyst. the search continues for non-noble metal catalysts which are lower in cost and exhibit equivalent or better… More

High-Efficiency, Proton-Exchange-Membrane Fuel Cell for Near-Ambient Operation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Brian Morriseau
Award Amount: $499,918.00

PEM Lightweight Fuel Cell Stack (PEM-LS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Calvin L. Bushnell
Award Amount: $68,043.00
Abstract:
Proton exchange membrane fuel cells have gained much importance for providing electric power for vehicles and other portable powerplants due to their demonstrated excellent power density and fuel economies. They are particularly suited for man-portable powerplants because of their potential for… More

SBIR Phase I: Development of Molecular-Sieve Electrocatalysts for Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) Fuel Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Michael Pien
Award Amount: $74,999.00

SBIR Phase I: Development of a High Manufacturing Rate and Low Cost Membrane and Electrode Assembly for PEM Fuel Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Michael S. Pien
Award Amount: $99,975.00
Abstract:
This Phase I SBIR program will investigate and develop a new process for depositing catalysts on fuel cell membrane and electrode assemblies (MEAs). The proposed process for producing reliable MEAs is conducive to high volume manufacturing using fabrication tools familiar to industry. In addition to… More

Integrated PEMFC Flow Field Design Concept for Gravity Independent Passive Water Removal

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michael Pien, Ph.D., Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The primary power systems for Space Shuttles and future space vehicles are based on fuel cells. Due to inherent fundamental performance, safety and reliability, NASA is interested in replacing the present alkaline fuel cell system with PEM systems. However, the conventional use by PEM systems of O2… More

Integrated PEMFC Flow Field Design Concept for Gravity Independent Passive Water Removal

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michael H. Pien, Ph.D., Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,557.00
Abstract:
ElectroChem proposes a Phase II program to advance its very successful SBIR Phase I PEM fuel cell (PEMFC) program. In Phase I, the unique integrated-flow-field design (IFF) has been shown to provide highly superior passive water management that results in a H2/O2 PEMFC that is gravity independent,… More

Advanced Approaches to Greatly Reduce Hydrogen Gas Crossover Losses in PEM Electrolyzers Operating at High Pressures and Low Current Densities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michael Pien, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,814.00
Abstract:
ElectroChem proposes technology advances in its unique PEM IFF water electrolyzer design to meet the NASA requirement for an electrolyzer that will operate very efficiently both at low current densities and at high pressures. This SBIR effort will develop technical solutions to the draw-back of… More

Advanced Approaches to Greatly Reduce Hydrogen Gas Crossover Losses in PEM Electrolyzers Operating at High Pressures and Low Current Densities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michael Pien, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
ElectroChem proposes a Phase II program to advance its very successful SBIR Phase I technology effort to the point of minimum hydrogen loss through the electrolyzer membrane, while the high proton conductivity necessary for high efficiency water electrolysis is maintained. In Phase I, ElectroChem… More

Advanced PEM Based Hydrogen Home Refueling Appliance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Michael Pien, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,820.00
Abstract:
The widespread use of hydrogen for automobiles will require cost effective and energy efficient hydrogen production and delivery technologies. Previous research has focused on central hydrogen fueling. However, the drawback of this scenario is that large investments would be required to provide an… More

Novel Conductive Water Removal Membrane (CWRM) for PEM Passive Fuel Cell Operation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michael Pien, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Too much water, resulting in flooding, or too little water, resulting in electrolyte dryout, have both had negative impact upon fuel cell performance. ElectroChem proposes an SBIR research project to develop a Conductive Water Removal Membrane (CWRM) for PEM fuel cells operating at higher current… More

Novel Conductive Water Removal Membrane (CWRM) for PEM Passive Fuel Cell Operation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michael Pien, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
ElectroChem proposes a Phase II program to advance its Phase I effort, to develop a conductive water removal membrane to enable passive, high current density PEMFC operation. Very good progress was demonstrated by the two approaches investigated: 1) Construct a carbon-based composite, higher… More

Develop Hydrophilic Conductive Coating Technology with High Oxidation Resistance for Non-Flow-Through PEM Fuel Cells and Electrolyzers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michael Pien, Ph.D., Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
ElectroChem proposes to develop oxidation resistant, electrically conductive, hydrophilic coatings in PEM fuel cells and in PEM electrolyzers. The use of hydrophilic coatings can improve the transport of the water within the cells resulting in higher electrochemical performance. However, the… More

Develop High Efficiency Liquid-Feed PEM Electrolyzer Based on Integrated Flow Field (IFF) Structure

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michael Pien, Ph.D., Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Polymer electrolyte membrane water electrolysis units are currently designed to require active water flow and phase separation, or are based on a passive vapor transport mechanism that inherently limits performance due to mass-transport limitations. ElectroChem has developed and successfully… More

SBIR Phase I: Development of advanced biocathode for enhancement of current density of Microbial Fuel Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Pei Zhang
Award Amount: $142,397.00
Abstract:
This small Business Innovation Research Phase² project proposes the research of advanced Bio-cathode Microbial Fuel Cell (BcMFC). Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) generates power from renewable energy sources. However, the performance of MFC is mainly limited by cathode. ElectroChem has isolated a novel… More