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NON-NOBLE METAL CATALYSTS FOR METAL-AIR OF FUEL CELL CATHODES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
7008
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
7008
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Giner, Inc.
89 Rumford Avenue Newton, MA 02466-1311
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: NON-NOBLE METAL CATALYSTS FOR METAL-AIR OF FUEL CELL CATHODES
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $494,000.00
 

Abstract:

PLATINUM WHEN USED AS AN ELECTROCATALYST FOR OXYGEN REDUCTION IN METAL-AIR BATTERIES AND FUEL CELLS SUFFERS FROM THE DISADVANTAGES OF HIGH COST, SUSCEPTIBILITY TO POISONING, AND SINTERING. PYROLYZED MACROCYCLICS CONTINUE TO ATTRACT INCREASING ATTENTION AS ALTERNATE CATALYSTS, ALTHOUGH STABILITY PROBLEMS HAVE NOT YET BEEN FULLY ADDRESSED. THE OPERATING MECHANISM OF THESE CARBON-NITROGEN-IRON (C-N-FE) COMPLEXES TOWARDS OXYGEN REDUCTION IS FAR FROM UNDERSTOOD AND PROMISES TO BE AN INTERESTING AREA OF RESEARCH. IT IS PLANNED TO STUDY NOVEL APPROACHES TO OBTAIN N-FE ACTIVATED CARBON, WHICH WILL HELP IN UNDERSTANDING THE COMMON MECHANISM OF C-N-FE ACTIVATED ELECTROCATALYSTS AND IN SOLVING THE PROBLEM OF ELECTROCATALYST LIFE.

Principal Investigator:

Dr S Sarangapani
6178997270

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Giner Inc.
14 Spring St Waltham, MA 02254

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