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Mixed-Feed Direct Methanol Fuel Cell

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
68123
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-3447
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Gibbard Research and Development Corp.
14 Plumer Road Epping, NH 03042 1707
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Mixed-Feed Direct Methanol Fuel Cell
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911NF-04-C-0021
Award Amount: $120,000.00
 

Abstract:

The Army's need for high energy-density, lightweight power sources gives incentive to the search for creative fuel cell concepts and approaches that can potentially reduce size, weight, and complexity. Success in such efforts would certainly have significant spin-off opportunities in the commercial sector, such as in medical devices, computer hardware, and recreational needs. The mixed reactant feed approach in direct-methanol fuel cells has attractive potential in light of the fact that it could reduce size and weight associated with fluid delivery devices, manifolding, and sealing. The proposed project is intended to explore the cell/stack and system design opportunities associated with mixed-feed, with the objective of laying the groundwork for substantial improvement in size and weight parameters for the system power and energy required. The overall technical goal is to meet the Army's size and weight requirements for a 20-watt, 1-kWh power source during Phase II. The objectives of the project are: a) to identify and deploy selective cathode catalysts/electrodes that demonstrate enhanced activity/performance in methanol-air mixed-feed fuel cell stacks and b) to investigate, optimize, and implement a novel stack design concept that yields substantially reduced size and weight in relation to those of conventional DMFC stacks

Principal Investigator:

Arthur Kaufman
Chief Technical Officer
9733251504
artkman99@msn.com

Business Contact:

H. Gibbard
President
6036791590
fgibbard@earthlink.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

GIBBARD RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CORP.
P. O. Box 6191 Haverhill, MA 01831

EIN/Tax ID: 043263581
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No