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SBIR Phase I: Development of a High Manufacturing Rate and Low Cost Membrane…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
57834
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0128156
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ElectroChem, Inc.
400 W CUMMINGS PARK STE 5600 WOBURN, MA 01801-1651
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: SBIR Phase I: Development of a High Manufacturing Rate and Low Cost Membrane and Electrode Assembly for PEM Fuel Cells
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
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 high rate production capability, the proposed process optimizes the electrode/catalyst structure allowing us to reduce the catalyst loading that further reduces the MEA cost. This program will demonstrate the process in operating fuel cell stacks and evaluate the economics of employing the process on a larger scale. The proton exchange membrane fuel cell is a promising power source for vehicles with residential, stationary, and portable power applications.

Principal Investigator:

Michael S. Pien
7819385300
mpien@fuelcell.com

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

ElectroChem, Inc.
400 W.Cummings Park Woburn, MA 01801

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