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SBIR Phase II: High Flux Metal-Ceramic Hydrogen Separation Membranes

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
67978
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0420147
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Synkera Technologies, Inc.
2605 Trade Centre Ave. LONGMONT, CO -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: SBIR Phase II: High Flux Metal-Ceramic Hydrogen Separation Membranes
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0548757
Award Amount: $422,292.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project targets development of an innovative membrane for separation of hydrogen. These membranes are based on an innovative nanostructured architecture and a unique fabrication process. The proposed approach enable an ultra-thin Pd separation layer, which can support a 10X or greater increase in hydrogen flux over the state of the art, with no reduction in hydrogen selectivity and superior reliability. The performance of the prototypes will be thoroughly validated in actual operating environments. The expected result of the proposed work is a viable technology for the production of robust hydrogen separation membranes with advanced performance, superior reliability and lower cost. Such an enabling technology could facilitate a variety of current applications, such as hydrogen separation for fuel cells and point-of-use hydrogen purification. With further research and development, hydrogen could also serve as an alternative source of energy for heating and lighting homes, generating electricity, and transportation.

Principal Investigator:

Dmitri Routkevitch
Dr
7204948401
droutkevitch@synkera.com

Business Contact:

Stephen S. Williams
Mr
7204948401
swilliams@synkera.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Synkera
2021 Miller Drive Longmont, CO 80501

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