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Improved Combustion Efficiency and Reduction of Emissions of Compression…

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Department of Defense
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2013 / STTR
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Small Business Information
Lynntech, Inc.
2501 Earl Rudder Freeway South College Station, TX 77845-6023
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Improved Combustion Efficiency and Reduction of Emissions of Compression Ignition Engines Using On-Board Non-Thermal Plasma Generated Hydrogen/Syngas
Agency: DOD
Contract: W15P7T-13-C-A501
Award Amount: $394,785.00


The Department of Defense (DOD) accounts for over 21 million barrels of oil usage per day, with a majority of the fuel being appropriated to JP-8. Among the military"s various armed forces, the Army alone spends over $4.1 billion for energy, with a major portion of this also attributed to JP-8 jet fuel consumption for maintaining operational capability on a daily basis. Diesel generators are currently operated with JP-8 due to the single fuel directive and generator fuel efficiencies consequentially suffer due to the substitution of diesel with JP-8 jet fuel. Lynntech has developed a JP-8 fuel reformer retrofit kit based on a non-thermal plasma discharge technology that reforms a small portion of the JP-8 supplied to the generator engine into hydrogen and lower hydrocarbon (HC) chains. When this reformate stream is injected into the air intake of the engine, it results in a more complete and efficient combustion. This technology was demonstrated to reduce overall fuel consumption (~4.5% reduction with light engine loading and advanced injection timing alone with potential for increased fuel reduction at other operating conditions) and decrease emissions (~42% hydrocarbon emission reduction with injection of 9% reformed gas) from the genset.

Principal Investigator:

Ashwin Balasubramanian
Group Leader
(979) 764-2200

Business Contact:

G. R. Hisaw
Sr. Contracts Administrator
(979) 764-2218
Small Business Information at Submission:

Lynntech, Inc.
TX College Station, TX 77845-6023

EIN/Tax ID: 742463014
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
West Virginia University
Research Corporation
886 Chestnut Ridge Road
Morgantown, WV 26506-
Contact: Alan B. Martin
Contact Phone: (304) 293-3998