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Development of a Direct Ethanol Fuel Cell System with Anion Exchange Membranes

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A111-022-1046
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
A11-022
Solicitation Number:
2011.1
Small Business Information
TREMONT TECHNOLOGY LLC
10401 TREMONT LN fishers, IN -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Development of a Direct Ethanol Fuel Cell System with Anion Exchange Membranes
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911NF-11-C-0207
Award Amount: $149,998.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed project will develop a direct ethanol fuel cell (DEFC) system based on our recent research breakthroughs in non-platinum catalysts, alkaline ionomers, and anion-exchange-membranes. The AEM-DEFC system will have several advantages, including (1) non-Pt catalysts with ethanol tolerance can be used in the cathodes of the DEFCs; (2) concentrated ethanol solutions can be used in the DEFCs; (3) higher power capacity and better durability than the PEM-DMFC system. US Military Forces have great needs for long lasting power sources and the proposed DEFC technology has several advantages for military applications, including lower weight, better safety, shorter down time (no recharging time, unlike secondary batteries), and lower heat signature (as compared to combustion engines). It also overcomes most of the difficulties of the existing PEM-DMFC technologies.

Principal Investigator:

Rongrong Chen
Owner
(317) 460-7934
rochen@iupui.edu

Business Contact:

Andrew Hsu
COO
(317) 460-6341
andrew.hsu@wright.edu
Small Business Information at Submission:

TREMONT TECHNOLOGY LLC
10401 TREMONT LN fishers, IN -

EIN/Tax ID: 294848832
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No