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Step-Out Technology for Producing Hydrogen from Natural Gas

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
69156
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
75270S04-I
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Exelus, Inc.
110 Dorsa Ave Livingston, NJ 07039-1037
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Step-Out Technology for Producing Hydrogen from Natural Gas
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-04ER83948
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

75270-Steam methane reforming (SMR), the predominant commercial route for producing hydrogen, is a capital-intensive process ┬┐ capital charges represent 35-45% of product cost. In order to achieve the significant cost reductions required for the transition to a ┬┐hydrogen economy,┬┐ a meaningful shift in the underpinning reactor technology will be needed. This project will develop a safe, cost-effective technology to produce hydrogen via the steam-reforming of methane reaction. An innovative technology will be used to simplify the reactor design by: (1) reducing thermodynamic barriers to the SMR and water-gas shift reactions, and (2) completely eliminating the need for hydrogen purification. Phase I will prove the feasibility of this new technology in a bench scale reactor. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: The new approach to the steam-reforming challenge should achieve significant reductions in both capital costs and natural gas consumption. Hydrogen produced by this route should be cost effective for both large- and small-scale applications.

Principal Investigator:

Mitrajit Mukherjee
Mr.
9737402350
mm_exelus@hotmail.com

Business Contact:

Mitrajit Mukkerjee
Mr.
9737402350
mm_exelus@hotmail.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Exelus, Inc.
99 Dorsa Avenue Livingston, NJ 07039

EIN/Tax ID: 223810814
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No