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Nacent Hydrogen: An Energy Source

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
19604
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
19604
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Thermacore, Inc.
780 Eden Road Lancaster, PA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: Nacent Hydrogen: An Energy Source
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $74,983.00
 

Abstract:

THIS PROPOSAL CONCERNS THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NOVEL ENERGY SOURCE FOR SDI APPLICATIONS. HYDROGEN IS USED AS A FUEL; POWER PRODUCING ELECTROLYTIC CELL TECHNOLOGY IS USED FOR THE CATALYTIC PROCESS; ELECTROLYSIS IS NOT REQUIRED. THE RESULT IS A PASSIVE, SELF SUSTAINING NON-ELECTROLYTIC METHOD FOR EXTRACTING ENERGY FROM HYDROGEN. HYDROGEN IS SUPPLIED TO A CATALYST AND ENERGY ID PREDICTED USING THIS PROCESS THAN WOULD BE ACHIEVED BY COMBUSTING THE HYDROGEN WITH OXYGEN. THE PROPOSED PHASE I OBJECTIVE WILL DEMONSTRATE THE FOLLOWING: 500 WATTS AT 300 0C. THIS REQUIRES EXTENSION OF THE PRESENT STATE-OF-THE-ART FROM 50 WATTS AT 300 0C. A FUTURE PHASE II PROGRAM WOULD INVOLVE EXTENDING THE POWER LEVEL TO 10,000 WATTS IN A PACKAGE SUITABLE FOR COMMERCIALIZATION.

Principal Investigator:

Nelson J. Gernert
7175696551

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Thermacore, Inc.
780 Eden Road Lancaster, PA 17601

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