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Development of a Direct Carbon Fuel Cell for Power and Fuels Cogeneration…

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
90617
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
084903
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: 2009
Title: Development of a Direct Carbon Fuel Cell for Power and Fuels Cogeneration Directly from Plastic Trash
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX09CD18P
Award Amount: $99,833.00
 

Abstract:

This small business innovation research is intended to develop a simple processing concept based-on an advanced direct carbon fuel cell (DCFC) technology enabling directly converting plastic trash into life support consumables (such as H2, CO2 and H2O) and electricity simultaneously, for supporting Lunar ISRU development. The proposed innovation involves the areas associated with the advanced DCFC characteristics and simplified processes turning plastic trash into renewable energy at a high efficiency. In Phase I, the decomposition/oxidation electrochemistry of polyethylene-based plastic bags and spoons, catalyzed by molten carbonate anode composites, will be characterized. Tubular electrochemical cells built upon the proposed DCFC technology will be studied at elevated temperatures, followed by performance optimization.

Principal Investigator:

Greg Tao
Principal Investigator
8015304987
gtao@msrihome.com

Business Contact:

Anthony Decheek
Business Official
8015304987
adecheek@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