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Lightweight Fuel Cell Panel Utilizing High Temperature Ionic Polymer

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
85033
Program Year/Program:
2008 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A08A-010-0264
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Materials & Electrochemical Research (MER) Corp.
7960 S. Kolb Rd. Tucson, AZ 85756-9237
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Lightweight Fuel Cell Panel Utilizing High Temperature Ionic Polymer
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911NF-08-C-0117
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Ionic polymers are ionically conductive organic salts with excellent thermal and chemical stability, useful for their large specific capacitances across a wide operational temperature range. In this program, MER Corporation and Arizona State University propose the fuel cell use of electroactive solid state ionic polymers that conduct protons across an even wider temperature range from subzero to < 200 degrees C. The proposed protic solid acids will be tested in a flexible, thin-sheet multi-cell fuel cell panel. This novel proposed stack design, one that breaks with the traditional state-of-the-art panel configuration, will not required gas diffusion layers, bipolar plates, end plates, bus plates or clamping nuts and bolts. These simplifications will improve the overall power density and energy density of the fuel cell system as well as adapt it to fit against irregular internal contours.

Principal Investigator:

Raouf O. Loutfy
President
5205741980
mercorp@mercorp.com

Business Contact:

James C. Withers
C.E.O.
5205741980
jcwithers@mercorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MATERIALS & ELECTROCHEMICAL RESEARCH (MER) CORP.
7960 S. Kolb Rd. Tucson, AZ 85706

EIN/Tax ID: 860530946
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
ARIZONA STATE UNIV.
Center for App. NanoBioscience
Biodesign Institute
Tempe, AZ 85287 5001
Contact: Frederic Zenhausern
Contact Phone: (480) 727-8169
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university