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High Density Solid Hydrogen Storage for Long-Duration Soldier Power

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
97918
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A102-099-0786
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
ARMY 10-099
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Creare Inc.
P.O. Box 71 Hanover, NH 03755-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: High Density Solid Hydrogen Storage for Long-Duration Soldier Power
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15P7T-11-C-A613
Award Amount: $69,891.00
 

Abstract:

Providing power for dismounted soldiers on long-duration missions remains a critical technical challenge. Polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells convert hydrogen fuel directly to electric power and offer a lightweight and efficient power source for individual soldiers. However, technology for storing the hydrogen fuel is still too heavy to meet the Army's mission requirements. We propose to develop a very lightweight, solid hydrogen storage technology based on ammonia borane (AB) (H3NBH3). Our innovation is a unique packaging and thermal control system that will produce hydrogen on demand through controlled thermal decomposition of AB. This approach can enable hydrogen fuel cartridges for individual soldier power systems that meet the Army's challenging goals for hydrogen density. In Phase I we will prove the feasibility of our approach through laboratory demonstrations of hydrogen generation using a prototypical packaging approach, then use data from these tests to produce a mechanical design of a lightweight hydrogen fuel cartridge. In Phase II we will build a complete, prototype hydrogen generator and demonstrate its use as a fuel source for a PEM fuel cell.

Principal Investigator:

Michael Izenson
Principal Engineer
6036433800
mgi@creare.com

Business Contact:

James Barry
President
6036433800
contractsmgr@creare.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Creare Inc.
P.O. Box 71 Hanover, NH 03755

EIN/Tax ID: 020259551
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No