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Spontaneous Conversion of JP-8 and DF-2 to Gaseous SOFC Fuel

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
35658
Program Year/Program:
1997 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
35658
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Eltron Research & Development, Inc.
4600 Nautilus Ct., S. Boulder, CO 80301
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1997
Title: Spontaneous Conversion of JP-8 and DF-2 to Gaseous SOFC Fuel
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $98,997.00
 

Abstract:

This program is directed towards developing catalytic membrane reactors for promoting the spontaneous conversion of logistic fuels to a gaseous feedstock compatible for subsequent introduction into the anode compartment of a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC). These membranes behave as short circuited electrochemical cells with both ionic and electronic transport proceeding through the membrane bulk. The experimental effort will involve i) fabricating membranes incorporating preferred catalysts on each of their respective surfaces, ii) systematically evaluating membrane performance towards spontaneous reforming the logistic fuels JP-8 and DF-2 into gaseous feedstock for SOFCs, and iii) incorporating preferred components into a tubular membrane configuration where performance towards logistic fuel reforming will be evaluated.

Principal Investigator:

Michael Schwartz
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Eltron Research, Inc.
5660 Airport Blvd. Boulder, CO 80301

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