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Company Information:

Name: Giner Electrochemical Systems, LLC
Address: 89 Rumford Avenue
Newton, MA
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: (781) 529-0504

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $2,648,708.00 29
SBIR Phase II $8,697,477.00 13
STTR Phase I $539,617.00 7
STTR Phase II $1,242,395.00 2

Award List:

SBIR Phase I: Alternative Membranes for High-Temperature PEM Fuel Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Cortney Mittelsteadt
Award Amount: $99,463.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project would develop membrane electrode assemblies (MEAs) utilizing alternative polymer electrolyte membranes (PEMs) for high-temperature fuel cell operation. Under this project, GESC, LLC will develop and test MEAs utilizing polymer films.… More

Hybrid Electrochemical - Electrolytic Capacitor for Next-Generation Electron-Positron Linear Collider

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: John A. Kosek
Award Amount: $99,977.00
Abstract:
70152 Interest has increased in high-energy-density, high-power-density, and high-voltage-rating capacitors for the future next-generation electron-positron linear collider. Because the Equivalent Series Resistance of the capacitor must be small to meet the cycle efficiency specification,… More

SBIR Phase I: Solid State Electrochemical Carbon Dioxide Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Mourad Manoukian
Award Amount: $99,963.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project addresses the development of a miniaturized and inexpensive solid-state electrochemical carbon dioxide gas sensor for environmental air quality control, based on a novel-sensing concept, utilizing solid polymer electrolytes and thick… More

Direct Electrochemical Methanol Production for Mars

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: John A. Kosek,, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,996.00
Abstract:
The production of fuels from indigenous materials on the surfaces of the Moon and the planets such as Mars will result in cost savings, as these materials will not have to be transported from earth. To assist in this process, GINER ELECTROCHEMICAL SYSTEMS, LLC (GES), proposes to demonstrate the… More

Magnetically-Modified Anode Catalyst

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: University of Iowa
Principal Investigator: John A. Kosek, Director, Energy Conversion
Award Amount: $99,960.00
RI Contact: David J. Skorton
Abstract:
The proton-exchange membrane fuel cell has the potential to be used as a power source for the military. The fuel cell would derive its fuel from a reformed liquid such as diesel, methanol or gasoline that, in addition to hydrogen, would produce speciessuch as CO that could poison the fuel cell anode… More

SBIR Phase I: Advanced Catalysts for Hydrogen/Air Proton-Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Kwang Kim
Award Amount: $99,992.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project is for the development of platinum catalysts for hydrogen/air proton-exchange membrane fuel cells. The proposed catalysts will be more active than the current catalysts. The goal is to develop advanced fuel cell catalysts that are… More

SBIR Phase I: Segmented Proton Exchange Membranes with Edge Seals for Compact Fuel Cell Electrode Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Robert McDonald
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I project will demonstrate a design approach for a high energy density hydrogen/air Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cell. The proposed research will demonstrate a means of creating sections of membrane, integral with the parent material, which… More

SBIR Phase II: Segmented Proton Exchange Membranes with Edge Seals for Compact Fuel Cell Electrode Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Robert McDonald
Award Amount: $499,926.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovative Research Phase II project will demonstrate practical and cost-effective designs for a high energy density Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) Fuel Cell. The approach taken will utilize the treatment of membranes with Interpenetrating Polymer Networks (IPN), as demonstrated… More

SBIR Phase II: Segmented Proton Exchange Membranes with Edge Seals for Compact Fuel Cell Electrode Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Robert McDonald
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovative Research Phase II project will demonstrate practical and cost-effective designs for a high energy density Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) Fuel Cell. The approach taken will utilize the treatment of membranes with Interpenetrating Polymer Networks (IPN), as demonstrated… More

Magnetically-Enhanced PEM Fuel Cells for Carbon Monoxide Containing Reformates

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: UNIV. OF IOWA
Principal Investigator: John A. Kosek, Director, Energy Conversion
Award Amount: $499,991.00
RI Contact: William F. Decker
Abstract:
The proton-exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) has the potential to be used as a portable power source for the military. The fuel cell would derive its fuel from a reformed liquid such as diesel, methanol or gasoline that, in addition to hydrogen, wouldproduce species such as CO that could poison… More

SBIR Phase I: High-Temperature Fuel Cell Membranes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: John Kosek
Award Amount: $99,992.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)Phase I project addresses the development of a proton- exchange membrane for use in elevated temperature proton-exchange membrane fuel cells (ETPEMFC) (>100C) for automotive applications. In this work we propose to develop a membrane that can operate at… More

Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Utilizing Concentrated Methanol

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Cecelia Cropley, Director, Materials/Syste
Award Amount: $69,989.00
Abstract:
The Army requires a compact lightweight fuel cell-battery hybrid power source to power the electronic and other equipment carried by individual soldiers. The power source is required to deliver an average of 15 W for missions of greater than 72 hours.Hybrid power sources based on a Li-Ion battery… More

Advanced Unitized Regenerative Fuel Cell System for High-Altitude Airships

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Cecelia Cropley, Director, Materials/Syste
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Next-Generation High-Altitude Airships are becoming increasingly attractive for a variety of defense and non-defense oriented missions. The next generation of airships is envisioned to fly for a year or longer at a time, at altitudes of 70,000 feet, andable to carry gimbal-supported payloads of … More

Novel Power Supply for Left Ventricular Assist Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Cecelia C. Cropley
Award Amount: $749,958.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): An improved external power supply for left ventricular assist devices and total artificial hearts is proposed. The presently used rechargeable battery packs are heavy and require frequent recharging. Since the cardiac patients who use these devices must carry the… More

Novel Power Supply for Left Ventricular Assist Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Cecelia C. Cropley
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): An improved external power supply for left ventricular assist devices and total artificial hearts is proposed. The presently used rechargeable battery packs are heavy and require frequent recharging. Since the cardiac patients who use these devices must carry the… More

Dimensionally Stable High Performance Membrane

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Han Liu, Dr.
Award Amount: $749,613.00
Abstract:
Devices that employ fuel cell technology (such as vehicles, portable devices, and remote installations) require frequent startup/shutdown cycles. Surviving these cycles, particularly at freezing temperatures, will require the development of cost-effective, high-performance, proton-exchange membrane… More

Portable Electrochemical Hydrogen Peroxide Generator for Enclosed-Area Decontamination

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: UNIV. OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Principal Investigator: Simon Stone
Award Amount: $99,987.00
RI Contact: Greg Howell
Abstract:
GES proposes to develop the electrochemical alkaline hydrogen peroxide (HP) generator and integrate it with neutralization and evaporation subsystems to form a prototype HP vapor generator for decontamination of enclosed areas. The focus of GES's involvement shall be the advancement of our… More

Manufacturing Improvements for Water Electrolyzers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Timothy Norman, Mr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Current electrolyzer systems, needed to produce hydrogen for the hydrogen economy, are too expensive to meet DOE target hydrogen production costs. Because current electrolyzer systems are not mass produced, significant savings could accrue from a disciplined design-for-manufacturing (DFM) approach… More

Advanced Composite Bipolar Plate for Unitized Regenerative Fuel Cell/Electrolyzer Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Cortney D. Mittelsteadt, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,992.00
Abstract:
Development of an advanced composite bipolar plate is proposed for a unitized regenerative fuel cell and electrolyzer system that operates on pure feed streams (H2/O2 and water, respectively). The composite bipolar plate can greatly simplify "closed-loop" unitized fuel cell/electrolyzer power… More

SBIR Phase I: Dimensionally Stable Membrane for Chlor-Alkali Production

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Han A. Liu, PhD
Award Amount: $99,989.00
Abstract:
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop a novel, Dimensionally Stable Ionomer Membrane (DSMTM) that offers high ionic conductivity, good ion exclusion capability, and excellent mechanical properties. The most advanced chlor-alkali electrolyzers utilize an… More

Advanced Composite Bipolar Plate for Unitized Regenerative Fuel Cell/Electrolyzer Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Cortney Mittelsteadt, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,944.00
Abstract:
Development of an advanced composite bipolar plate is proposed for a unitized regenerative fuel cell and electrolyzer system that operates on pure feed streams (H2/O2 and water, respectively). The composite bipolar plate can greatly simplify "closed-loop" unitized fuel cell/electrolyzer power… More

Dimensionally Stable Membrane for High Pressure Electrolyzers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Cortney K. Mittelsteadt, Ph.D., Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
Utilizing high strength polymers with controlled pore dimensions as a support, a customized membrane electrode assembly (MEA) can be generated for NASA's electrolyzer stack that has optimized electrochemical performance with greatly improved mechanical properties enabling high pressure (>1000 psi)… More

Electrolyzer for NASA Lunar Regenerative Fuel Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Timothy J. Norman, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,985.00
Abstract:
Water electrolyzer stacks are a key component of regenerative fuel cells, designed to replace batteries as a means of storing electric energy on the lunar surface. The design and demonstration of an innovative water electrolyzer cell is proposed. The cell design will be significantly smaller and… More

Anode Concepts for SO2 Crossover Reduction in the HyS Electrolyzer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Simon G. Stone, Mr.
Award Amount: $99,989.00
Abstract:
The idea of a hydrogen-fueled future is positive on many levels (better air quality, increased energy efficiency), but its realization depends critically on finding a non-carbon, or at least renewable, source of hydrogen. Thermochemical cycles, such as the Hybrid Sulfur (HyS) process, have the… More

Dimensionally Stable Membrane for High Pressure Electrolyzers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Cortney K. Mittelsteadt, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,995.00
Abstract:
Utilizing high strength polymers with controlled pore dimensions as a support, a customized membrane electrode assembly (MEA) can be generated for NASA's electrolyzer and fuel cell stacks that has optimized electrochemical performance with greatly improved mechanical properties enabling high… More

Static Water Vapor Feed Electrolyzer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Cortney K. Mittelsteadt, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,957.00
Abstract:
Development of a static vapor feed electrolyzer utilizing an advanced bipolar plate that produces sub-saturated H2 and O2 is proposed. This novel bipolar design can greatly simplify electrolyzer systems, as it eliminates the need for water/gas phase separation, which is particularly challenging in… More

Electrolyzer for NASA Lunar Regenerative Fuel Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Timothy J. Norman, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,977.00
Abstract:
Water electrolyzer stacks are a key component of regenerative fuel cells, designed to replace batteries as a means of storing electric energy on the lunar surface. The delivery of a 2,000 psi balanced pressure, lightweight prototype electrolyzer is proposed. The cell design will be significantly… More

Straight Pore Microfilter with Efficient Regeneration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Han Liu, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project is directed toward development of a novel microfiltration filter that has distinctively narrow pore size distribution, low flow resistance, low pressure drop and simple regeneration process. The regeneration process, which requires minimal… More

High Efficiency Active Hydrogen Reformate Purifier

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Case Western Reserve University
Principal Investigator: Han Liu, PI/Senior Project Scientist
Award Amount: $69,996.00
RI Contact: Carol Schwendeman
Abstract:
Giner Electrochemical Systems, LLC (GES) in cooperation with Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) will develop a highly efficient active hydrogen purifier. Due to its active nature, the purifier can output high purity hydrogen exceeding the output density required by NAVY (kWH2/l) without ultra… More

Anode Concepts for SO2 Crossover Reduction in the HyS Electrolyzer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Simon G. Stone, Mr.
Award Amount: $749,485.00
Abstract:
Energy security and global warming are looming issues for the future of our nation¿s vitality, productivity, and environmental health. The notion of a hydrogen-fueled future is positive on many levels, including air quality and efficiency, but its realization depends critically on the… More

High Performance Membrane for Chlor-Alkali Electrolysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Han Liu, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,997.00
Abstract:
Currently, chlor-alkali and other electrolytic processes consume more than 6% of the total US electrical generating capacity. With chlorine production of approximately 14 million metric tons in 2004, chlor-alkali is the third most energy intensive process among all U.S. chemical industries. As… More

Unitized Design for Home Refueling Appliance for Hydrogen Generation to 5000 psi

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Timothy Norman, Mr.
Award Amount: $99,995.00
Abstract:
U.S. automakers have invested significant resources in the research and development of hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles. However, to enable their widespread use, an additional major investment will be required to construct an infrastructure for hydrogen production and delivery to fueling stations. As… More

Anti-Fouling Reverse Osmosis Desalination System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Han Liu, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,970.00
Abstract:
It is estimated that 14 billion barrels of produced water was generated by onshore exploration and production (E&P) in 2002 alone. The produced water comprises approximately 98% of the total waste generated by oil and gas E&P. Additionally, many coal-bed methane processes, as well as other… More

High Energy Density Hydrogen Delivery System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Purdue University
Principal Investigator: Han Liu, Senior Project Scientist
Award Amount: $69,980.00
RI Contact: Jessica Lawrence
Abstract:
This NAVY Small Business Technology Transfer project is directed toward the development of a novel hydrogen generator that employs nanostructured metal foam catalysts. Special coating and form factor will also be employed to the hydrogen generating materials to ensure the safety of storage and… More

Straight Pore Microfilter with Efficient Regeneration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Han Liu, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,881.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project is directed toward development of a novel microfiltration filter that has distinctively narrow pore size distribution, low flow resistance, low pressure drop and simple regeneration process. The regeneration process, which requires minimal… More

Static Water Vapor Feed Electrolyzer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Cortney K. Mittelsteadt, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,938.00
Abstract:
Development of a static vapor feed electrolyzer utilizing an advanced bipolar plate that produces sub-saturated H2 and O2 is proposed. This novel bipolar design can greatly simplify electrolyzer systems, as it eliminates the need for water/gas phase separation, which is particularly challenging in… More

Water Management Membrane for Fuel Cells and Electrolyzers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Cortney K. Mittelsteadt, Ph.D., Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,974.00
Abstract:
Development of an improved water management membrane for a static vapor feed electrolyzer that produces sub-saturated H2 and O2 is proposed. This improved membrane can increase the performance and especially the durability of static vapor feed electrolyzers. Static vapor feed electrolyzers greatly… More

Development of a Cathode Liquid Feed Electrolyzer to Generate 3,600 psi Oxygen for Both Lunar and Space Microgravity Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Timothy J. Norman, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,923.00
Abstract:
Giner Electrochemical Systems (GES) proposes to develop a cathode liquid feed, proton-exchange membrane electrolyzer stack and system capable of producing 3,600 psi oxygen. In preparation for this Phase I effort, we propose to collaborate with Hamilton-Sundstrand Human Space Systems (H-S) to share… More

High Efficiency Oxygen Generator with Microarray Reactor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Han Liu, Senior Project Scientist
Award Amount: $69,993.00
Abstract:
This NAVY Small Business Innovation Research project is directed toward the development of a novel oxygen generator that employs microarray reactors to achieve high energy density, controllable gas release rate, high conversion efficiency and safe operation. By employing microarray reactors, a high… More

Recovery Act - Advanced Membrane Technology for the Hybrid Sulfur Process Electrolyzer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Simon Stone, Dr.
Award Amount: $149,684.00
Abstract:
Energy security and global warming are looming issues in the future of our nation

Regenerative Fuel Cell System For Renewable Energy Facilities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Cortney Mittelsteadt, Vice President of Technol
Award Amount: $69,964.00
Abstract:
Development of a regenerative fuel cell/electrolyzer is proposed. GES will size two of their advanced technologies; a high-pressure electrolyzer that can directly fill hydrogen and oxygen storage vessels up to 3000 psi; and a dead-ended fuel cell that can use these gases directly and remove the… More

Unitized Design for Home Refueling Appliance for Hydrogen Generation to 5000 psi

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Timothy Norman, Mr.
Award Amount: $999,053.00
Abstract:
U.S. automakers have invested significant resources in the research and development of hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles. However, to enable their widespread use, an additional major investment will be required to construct an infrastructure for hydrogen production and delivery to fueling stations. In… More

Water Management Membrane for Fuel Cells and Electrolyzers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Corkney K. Mittelsteadt, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,908.00
Abstract:
Development of an improved water management membrane for a static vapor feed electrolyzer that produces sub-saturated H2 and O2 is proposed. This improved membrane can increase the performance and especially the durability of static vapor feed electrolyzers. Static vapor feed electrolyzers greatly… More

Development of a Cathode Liquid Feed Electrolyzer to Generate 3,600 PSI Oxygen for Both Lunar and Space Microgravity Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Timothy J. Norman, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,924.00
Abstract:
Giner Electrochemical Systems (GES) proposes to develop a cathode liquid feed, proton-exchange membrane electrolyzer stack and system capable of producing 3,600 psi oxygen. We propose to subcontract Hamilton-Sundstrand Human Space Systems (H-S) to share unique state-of-the-art technologies that… More

Electrically Conductive, Hydrophilic Porous Membrane for Fuel Cell Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: John A. Staser, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,932.00
Abstract:
This Phase I effort seeks to produce a conductive polyethersulfone (PES) microporous membrane for fuel cell water management applications. This membrane will facilitate gas/liquid separations in regenerative fuel cells (RFC). The preferred novel approach will impart electrical conductivity to the… More

Electrochemical Generation of Hydrogen from Methanol

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Simon G. Stone, Program Manager – (781) 529-0525
Award Amount: $99,738.00
RI Contact: Indrani C. Graczyk
Abstract:
The US Army has identified limitations of the DMFC (poor efficiency) and RMFC (complex system, high temperature process) approaches, and is soliciting innovation that will enable high efficiency hydrogen generation from methanol in a simple approach that has minimal thermal signature. It is the… More

High Energy Density Hydrogen Delivery System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Purdue University
Principal Investigator: Simon Stone, Program Manager – (781) 529-0525
Award Amount: $742,404.00
RI Contact: Jessica Lawrence
Abstract:
The US Navy requires advanced power systems for emerging autonomous underwater vehicle platforms, and hydrogen/oxygen fuel cells have been identified as a suitable replacement for the costly and hazardous primary lithium batteries currently in use. Giner Electrochemical Systems, LLC (GES) and Purdue… More

Novel Gas-Diffusion Electrodes for Carbon Dioxide Electroreduction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Idaho National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Simon G. Stone, Program Manager – (781) 529-0525
Award Amount: $99,956.00
RI Contact: Michael E. McIlwain, Ph.D.
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: As security of fossil fuel sources is diminishing, the generation of synthetic fuels may constitute a significant strategic capability for the USAF. GES and the INL propose novel catalysts and electrochemical cell components for the electroreduction of carbon dioxide to syngas. Catalyst… More

Simplified Static Feed Electrolyzer for Hydrogen Refueling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Cortney K. Mittelsteadt, Ph.D., Vice President of Technology – (781) 529-0529
Award Amount: $149,997.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The Air Force has a need for a robust, portable hydrogen generator for the refueling of metal hydride hydrogen fuel canisters used in portable electrical power systems. Giner Electrochemical Systems, LLC (GES) has developed a simplified, static-vapor-feed electrolyzer for energy storage… More

Regenerative Fuel Cell System For Renewable Energy Facilities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Cortney Mittelsteadt, Vice President of Technol – (781) 529-0529
Award Amount: $749,875.00
Abstract:
Development of a regenerative fuel cell/electrolyzer is proposed. GES will size two of their advanced technologies; a high-pressure electrolyzer that can directly fill hydrogen and oxygen storage vessels up to 3000 psi; and a dead-ended fuel cell that can use these gases directly and remove the… More