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Hydrogen Generation and Storage for Fuel Cell Systems

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
68082
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-3565
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
nGimat Co.
1824 Willow Trail Parkway Norcross, GA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Hydrogen Generation and Storage for Fuel Cell Systems
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911QX-04-C-0061
Award Amount: $69,957.00
 

Abstract:

The aim is to develop new/improved nano-materials to remove sulfur containing compounds in reformate gas for use with hydrogen/proton exchange membrane (PEM) or solid oxide fuel cell systems. Small and efficient hydrogen/PEM or solid oxide fuel cell systems are in development to meet the power needs for vehicle-borne battery chargers, vehicle silent watch and field headquarters. The power range of interest is approximately 500 to 2000 Watts. The main difficulty that remains to be overcome for such applications is the development of compact fuel reformers that produce hydrogen gas on demand. Reformate purity is often an issue and processed fuels routinely contain refractory sulfur compounds such as thiophenes and alkyl substituted thiophenes. We propose here to use nano-adsorbents/oxidizers for reformate fuel desulfurization in fuel cell application with a novel carbon and ceramic supported materials structure that maximizes active material surface area and minimizes agglomeration that can occur over high temperature sorption and regeneration cycles. The optimum materials composition and nanostructure will be indentified and further process optimization and incorporation into 0.1-2 kW fuel cell systems will pave the way for future work.

Principal Investigator:

Richard Breitkopf
Research Scientist
6782872486
rbreitkopf@microcoating.com

Business Contact:

Andrew Hunt
Chief Executive Officer
6782872402
ahunt@microcoating.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MICROCOATING TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
5315 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. Atlanta, GA 30341

EIN/Tax ID: 582089229
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No