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Novel Gas-Diffusion Electrodes for Carbon Dioxide Electroreduction

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F11B-T07-0013
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF11-BT07
Solicitation Number:
2011.B
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: 2012
Title: Novel Gas-Diffusion Electrodes for Carbon Dioxide Electroreduction
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-12-M-2248
Award Amount: $99,956.00
 

Abstract:

ABSTRACT: As security of fossil fuel sources is diminishing, the generation of synthetic fuels may constitute a significant strategic capability for the USAF. GES and the INL propose novel catalysts and electrochemical cell components for the electroreduction of carbon dioxide to syngas. Catalyst composition will be formulated to optimize both product selectivity and cell efficiency. A preliminary design for a system yielding syngas at a hydrogen-carbon monoxide ratio of 3:1 will be produced. BENEFIT: The efficient electroreduction of carbon dioxide is a potentially critical emissions abatement technology for the future. Carbon dioxide generated from fossil fuels could be captured and utilized in the manufacture of valuable hydrocarbon products, with carbon dioxide capture-credits (or the like) playing significantly into the economics. Our engineered solutions will advance this carbon dioxide utilization technology toward an integrated jet fuel synthesis system for which there is an emerging need in the military arena.

Principal Investigator:

Simon G. Stone
Program Manager
(781) 529-0525
sstone@ginerinc.com

Business Contact:

Anthony J. Vaccaro
President/COO
(781) 529-0504
avaccaro@ginerinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

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

EIN/Tax ID: 043515357
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Idaho National Laboratory
P.O. Box 1625
Idaho Falls, ID 83402-1509
Contact: Michael E. McIlwain, Ph.D.
Contact Phone: (208) 526-8130