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High Performance Membrane for Chlor-Alkali Electrolysis

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
94486
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
90280
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: 2009
Title: High Performance Membrane for Chlor-Alkali Electrolysis
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-09ER85403
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 electrical power accounts for 32 to 39% of chlor-alkali¿s total production costs, efficiency improvements would reduce production costs, decrease national energy consumption, and enhance the competitiveness of the U.S. chlor-alkali industry. This project will develop a novel, dimensionally stable ionomer membrane that offers high ionic conductivity, good ion exclusion capability, and excellent mechanical properties. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: If the concept is proven successful, energy savings on the order of hundreds of billions of watt-hours per year can be realized without changing existing hardware or operating schemes. By creating demand and demonstrating utility in the existing chlor-alkali market, the new manufacturing technology would be at-the-ready for use in the impending hydrogen economy.

Principal Investigator:

Han Liu
Dr.
7815290531
hliu@ginerinc.com

Business Contact:

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

Giner Electrochemical Systems, Llc
89 Rumford Aveue Newton, MA 02466

EIN/Tax ID: 042529800
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No