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CATALYTIC MEMBRANE REACTOR FOR THE PRODUCTION OF HYDROGEN FROM BUTANOL

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
94889
Program Year/Program:
2010 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A10A-009-0132
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
ARMY 10T009
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
InnovaTek, Inc.
3100 George Washington Way Suite 108 Richland, WA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: CATALYTIC MEMBRANE REACTOR FOR THE PRODUCTION OF HYDROGEN FROM BUTANOL
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911NF-11-C-0025
Award Amount: $99,869.00
 

Abstract:

A compact and efficient fuel processor that provides clean hydrogen from a high energy density liquid fuel such as butanol will allow fuel cell technology to be realized in military and commercial markets for portable applications. InnovaTek, and its proposal partner Indiana - Purdue University, will build on their combined experience in catalytic reforming to develop catalysts that are optimized for a micro structured membrane reactor that converts butanol to hydrogen for use by a PEM fuel cell to generate electricity. A proprietary partial oxidation catalyst that resists sintering and coking will be developed to assure a long lifetime for the reactor. InnovaTek's fuel reformer will be designed using hydrogen-permeable membrane technology developed in collaboration with Pall Corporation to offer unique characteristics, including compactness, extremely efficient heat transfer, and sufficient hydrogen purity for a PEM fuel cell. If successfully developed, the proposed technology would represent a significant advancement in one of the critical steps required to achieving portable power generation from renewable fuels.

Principal Investigator:

Qimin Ming
Director, Sustainable Power
5093751093
ming@tekkie.com

Business Contact:

Patricia M. Irving
President & CEO
5093751093
irving@tekkie.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

InnovaTek, Inc.
350 Hills Street Suite 104 Richland, WA 99354

EIN/Tax ID: 911877246
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Indiana University
Office of Research Admin
620 Union Drive, Room 518
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Contact: John W. Talbott
Contact Phone: 3172783473