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Hydrogen Production from Coal

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
84151
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
82753
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Materials & Systems Research, Inc.
5395 West 700 South  Salt Lake City , UT -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Hydrogen Production from Coal
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-07ER84818
Award Amount: $99,876.00
 

Abstract:

This project will develop a high temperature electrochemical device to produce hydrogen directly from a coal fuel. The device will build upon the concept of the coal-assisted steam electrolyzer (CASE), which is comprised of an anode mixed with solid carbon fuel, a solid oxygen ion-conducting electrolyte, and a solid cathode. Both the cathode and anode of the CASE will show good electronic and ionic conductivity, exhibit good electrocatalytic properties, and be chemically stable under a reducing atmosphere at temperatures above 800oC. Phase I will involve the design and construction of cathode-supported CASE tubes. In particular, the electrochemical reaction sites on the anode will be increased, in order to increase the effective anodic reaction rates. In Phase II, a hybrid fuel cell-electrolyzer bundle will be designed, constructed, and evaluated for hydrogen generation directly from coal fuel. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: The CASE technology should enable a simple system for hydrogen generation with very high system efficiency and low costs, providing an economic advantage over conventional coal gasification systems. Commercial applications include: (1) central hydrogen production; (2) a stand-alone hydrogen refueling station; (3) a hydrogen generation system for local or remote application; and (4) energy storage as hydrogen fuel for peak load shaving.

Principal Investigator:

Greg Tao
Dr
8015304987
gtao@msrihome.com

Business Contact:

Greg Tao
Dr
8015304987
gtao@msrihome.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Materials And Systems Research, Inc.
5395 West 700 South Salt Lake City, UT 84104

EIN/Tax ID: 870479591
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No