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Logistic-Fueled 500-kW SOFC Power System

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Department of Defense
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2011 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
NexTech Materials
404 Enterprise Drive Lewis Center, OH 43035-9423
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Logistic-Fueled 500-kW SOFC Power System
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00014-11-C-0386
Award Amount: $750,000.00


In this Phase II SBIR project, NexTech Materials will continue development of high power density solid oxide fuel cell power systems for ship-service applications. The system being developed is based on planar stacks of NexTech"s proprietary FlexCells, which offer unprecedented sulfur tolerance (simplifying the use of JP-8 as a fuel) and scalability to very large areas (making it feasible to build stacks with 500+ kW power outputs). In Phase I of this project, NexTech completed preliminary designs of a JP-8 fueled 500-kW SOFC power plant and a high power density SOFC stack that is core to this power plant. In Phase II of the project, NexTech proposes further development of its NexTech"s large-area stack technology to validate the design principles of the 500-kW scale stack design established in Phase I. Work in the project will focus on testing of large-area FlexCells under conditions specific to ship-service power applications, design and modeling of large-area SOFC stacks, fabrication and testing of stacks made with large-area FlexCells, and delivery of a stack to NAVSEA for demonstration testing.

Principal Investigator:

Michael J. Day
Director of Operations
(614) 842-6606

Business Contact:

William J. Dawson
(614) 842-6606
Small Business Information at Submission:

NexTech Materials, Ltd.
404 Enterprise Dr. Lewis Center, OH -

EIN/Tax ID: 311441978
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No