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Logistic-Fueled 500-kW SOFC Power System

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
91300
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O083-E09-4031
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: 2009
Title: Logistic-Fueled 500-kW SOFC Power System
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: N00014-09-M-0192
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

In this proposed SBIR project, NexTech Materials will determine feasibility of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) for large-scale (100+ kW) power generation from military logistic fuels. In Phase I, a conceptual design for a fuel cell power system operating on logistic fuel will be established in order to determine the expected energy density of a 500-kW SOFC system. Various operational modes will be considered, with experimental work to prove feasibility of candidate modes. Additional experimental work will be performed to determine the robustness of NexTech's SOFCs to various impurities that are expected to be present in the fuel and air streams. In Phase II, the detailed design of a 500-kW system will be completed and validated by sub-scale system testing. A dynamic model will also be established to simulate operability and transient performance of the fuel cell system.

Principal Investigator:

Paul H. Matter
Chemical Systems Engineer
6148426606
p.matter@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