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Metal-Organic Framework Adsorbents for Fuel Cell - Relevant Small Molecules

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
68412
Program Year/Program:
2004 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A045-004-0110
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Metal-Organic Framework Adsorbents for Fuel Cell - Relevant Small Molecules
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911NF-04-C-0088
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I project seeks to develop and commercialize novel ceramic membrane-absorbers for hydrogen purification in fuel processing systems associated with polymer electrolyte fuel cells. Our innovation is based on integration of novel highly efficient reversible adsorbents, based on a metal organic framework, that are incorporated into monodisperse ceramic membranes. Commercially available adsorbents, due to the low adsorbing capacity per unit volume, have limited practical application in the fuel processing systems of fuel cells, especially if compactness and lightweight are desirable. The proposed approach addresses these limitations by synthesizing novel high capacity reversible metal-organic framework adsorbents for fuel cell - relevant small molecules (primarily CO, additionally H2S and NH3), and incorporating the adsorbents in mechanically, thermally, and chemically robust nanoporous ceramic membranes. The approach is economical and scaleable. In Phase I we will demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed approach, producing and characterizing MOF-based membrane-absorbers.

Principal Investigator:

Oleg Polyakov
Sr. Scientist
7206524001
opolyakov@synkera.com

Business Contact:

Stephen S. Williams
President & CTO
7204948401
swilliams@synkera.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SYNKERA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
2021 Miller Dr., Suite B Longmont, CO 80501

EIN/Tax ID: 364528660
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Colorado State University
CSU Research Foundation, 601 S. Howes Street, Suite 410
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Contact: Arundeep S. Pradhan
Contact Phone: (970) 482-2916
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university