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Direct Energy Conversion Fuel Cell Using Ethylene Glycol with Non-Precious…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A111-018-0045
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
A11-018
Solicitation Number:
2011.1
Small Business Information
Giner, Inc.
89 Rumford Avenue Newton, MA 02466-1311
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Direct Energy Conversion Fuel Cell Using Ethylene Glycol with Non-Precious Metal Catalysts
Agency: DOD
Contract: W911QX-11-C-0074
Award Amount: $99,879.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed work will evaluate a new class of non-precious metal anode catalysts for Direct Ethylene Glycol Fuel Cells (DEGFC) in practical fuel cell hardware. The influence of catalyst composition and morphology on processing method, and on anode polarization will be investigated. The improved electrooxidation catalysts, together with low membrane cross-over rates and the potential to use very concentrated fuel/water mixes, forms the basis of a liquid feed fuel cell which exceeds the Direct Methanol Fuel Cell specific energy and energy density. The new catalysts incorporate only non-precious metals for reduced cost. Methods will be developed for processing membrane electrode assemblies to incorporate the new catalysts.

Principal Investigator:

Robert C. McDonald, Ph.D.
Program Manager
(781) 529-0530
rmcdonald@ginerinc.com

Business Contact:

Anthony B. LaConti, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer
(781) 529-0501
alaconti@ginerinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Giner, Inc.
89 Rumford Avenue Newton, MA -

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