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Novel Absorbent for the Desulfurization of Liquid Fuels

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
57591
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
021ML-1460
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ASPEN PRODUCTS GROUP, INC.
186 CEDAR HILL STREET MARLBOROUGH, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Novel Absorbent for the Desulfurization of Liquid Fuels
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F08630-02-C-0073
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

In order to employ logistic fuels in fuel cell applications, fuel sulfur content must be reduced to below 10 ppm. We propose a new sulfur removal technology that will remove greater than 99% of the sulfur present in conventionally processed fuels. Theproposed absorption-based technology requires no hydrogen feed, is very efficient, and can be regenerated without disrupting performance. Absorbent synthesis, characterization and testing will be performed in the Phase I effort. Significant reduction oflogistic fuel sulfur content will enable widespread application of fuel cell power generation devices within military and civilian markets. These devices will offer reduced noise, increased reliability and improved fuel efficiency over conventional powergenerators. Use of thoroughly desulfurized fuel in conventional applications will also reduce harmful exhaust emission, as current exhaust remediation catalysts operate better in low sulfur content exhaust. The proposed technology will work well in smallmobile desulfurization applications as well as large stationary applications.

Principal Investigator:

Mark Fokema
Senior Scientist
5084815058
fokema@aspensystems.com

Business Contact:

Kang Lee
President
5084815058
klee@aspensystems.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Aspen Products Group, Inc.
184 CEDAR HILL STREET MARLBOROUGH, MA 01752

EIN/Tax ID: 043559971
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No