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Sulfur-Tolerant Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) Anodes

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
82951
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O063-EP1-1031
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NexTech Materials, Ltd.
404 Enterprise Dr. Lewis Center, OH 43035-9423
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Sulfur-Tolerant Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) Anodes
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: FA8650-08-C-2810
Award Amount: $750,000.00
 

Abstract:

In this SBIR Phase II proposal (Topic OSD06-EP1), NexTech Materials, Ltd. will seek further development of the solid oxide fuel cell anode materials that were explored in Phase I. In Phase II, NexTech will use the anode platform that was established in Phase I to improve the understanding of sulfur poisoning and stabilization mechanisms, to optimize the anode design and cell performance, to conduct large-area single-cell and stack testing with H2S-containing simulated reformate fuels, and to extend the analytical and experimental work to other stack components. At the end of Year 1 of the program, NexTech will deliver ten full-size planar cells with sulfur tolerant anodes to the Air Force. The second year of the project will focus on the fabrication and testing of SOFC stacks, with a focus on operation with realistic fuels, high fuel utilization conditions, and cycling modes of operation. At the end of Year 2, a 500-watt SOFC stack designed to provide stable power generation on a sulfur-laden synthetic reformate will be delivered to the Air Force.

Principal Investigator:

Matthew M. Seabaugh
Director, Fuel Cell R&D
6148426606
m.seabaugh@nextechmaterials.com

Business Contact:

William J. Dawson
President/CEO
6148426606
w.dawson@nextechmaterials.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

NEXTECH MATERIALS, LTD.
404 Enterprise Dr. Lewis Center, OH 43035

EIN/Tax ID: 311441978
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No