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Advanced Solid-Oxide Fuel Cell Technology

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
83525
Program Year/Program:
2007 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
O074-006-4029
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NexTech Materials
404 Enterprise Drive Lewis Center, OH 43035-9423
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Advanced Solid-Oxide Fuel Cell Technology
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: N00014-07-M-0497
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

In this Phase I STTR program, NexTech Materials, Ltd. (NexTech) and the University of Florida (UF) will collaboratively demonstrate a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) design and materials set tailored to provide military users with a rugged, compact power supply, operating at temperatures below 600 degrees C. Utilizing robust, high performance cell designs demonstrated for intermediate temperature use (700-800 degrees C), NexTech and UF will access even lower operating temperatures through the demonstration of high conductivity electrolyte materials. NexTech's anode technology, which has demonstrated sulfur tolerance (up to 1000 ppmv in H2 fuel) at intermediate temperatures, will be evaluated for low temperature operation, its performance enhanced by catalyst infiltration. UF's high performance cathode materials will be incorporated into NexTech's cell designs to enable higher performance at low temperatures. Based on single cell tests in Phase I, a preliminary stack design will be developed for Phase II demonstration.

Principal Investigator:

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

Business Contact:

William J. Dawson
President and 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
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF FLORIDA
Sponsored Research
339 Weil Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611
Contact: Roslyn Oleson
Contact Phone: (352) 392-9447
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university