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Advanced Composite Bipolar Plate for Unitized Regenerative Fuel…

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
83788
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
065699
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Giner Electrochemical Systems, LLC
89 Rumford Avenue Newton, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Advanced Composite Bipolar Plate for Unitized Regenerative Fuel Cell/Electrolyzer Systems
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNC07QA32P
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 systems, as it eliminates the need for saturators, a second stack and water/gas phase separation. It provides a substantial system improvement over presently used alkaline systems in that it allows for simple high pressure operation with a high differential pressure. Additionally, it allows for dead-ended H2 and O2 feed for the fuel cell, eliminating parasitic pumping losses required for water removal. Phase I will demonstrate composite bipolar plate-based fuel cell and electrolyzers, and quantify the composite bipolar plate transport and mechanical properties required for system design. In Phase II a full unitized composite bipolar plate stack would be designed and built to size according to NASA requirements.

Principal Investigator:

Cortney D. Mittelsteadt
Principal Investigator
7815290529
cmittelsteadt@ginerinc.com

Business Contact:

Anthony J. Vaccaro
President
7815290504
avaccaro@ginerinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Giner Electrochemical Systems, LLC
89 Rumford Avenue Newton, MA 02466

EIN/Tax ID: 043515357
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No