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AN IMPROVED CARBONATE FUEL CELL DESIGN

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
21007
Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
21007
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Fuelcell Energy, Inc.
3 Great Pasture Rd. Danbury, CT 06813-1305
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1994
Title: AN IMPROVED CARBONATE FUEL CELL DESIGN
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $599,968.00
 

Abstract:

COAL-BASED POWER SYSTEMS CAN PROVIDE AN EFFECTIVE MEANS FOR MEETING U.S. ENERGY REQUIREMENTS. COAL-DERIVED AND OTHER HYDROCARBON FUELS CAN POWER HIGHLY EFFICIENT FUEL CELLS IN A WIDE VARIETY OF APPLICATIONS. TO REALIZE THIS OBJECTIVE, ADVANCES MUST BE MADE TO IMPROVE THE PERFORMANCE AND REDUCE THE COST OF FUEL CELL SYSTEMS. THIS PROJECT ADDRESSES COST AND PERFORMANCE OF CARBONATE FUEL CELLS THAT CAN READILY USE COAL-DERIVED FUELS. INVESTIGATION OF AN INNOVATIVE MEANS FOR ACHIEVING REDUCED CAPITAL COSTS TOGETHER WITH A STREAMLINED SYSTEM DESIGN IS PLANNED. A MAJOR OPPORTUNITY FOR ACCOMPLISHING THESE OBJECTIVES EXISTS IN THE AREA OF ANODE OFFGAS MANAGEMENT BY SIMPLIFYING THE METHOD OF RECYCLING CARBON DIOXIDE TO THE FUEL CELL CATHODE. IN PHASE I SYSTEM DESIGN ANALYSIS, TRADEOFF ANALYSIS, AND BENCH-SCALE FUEL CELL TESTING WILL BE CARRIED OUT.

Principal Investigator:

Mr Randy Bernard
2037921460

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Energy Research Corp.
3 Great Pasture Rd Danbury, CT 06813

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