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Powder Reactant Delivery System for Air Independent Fuel Cell

Award Information

Department of Defense
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2010 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10T030
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Ingenium Technologies Corporation
4216 Maray Drive Rockford, IL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Powder Reactant Delivery System for Air Independent Fuel Cell
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-10-M-0292
Award Amount: $70,000.00


An air independent fuel cell fuel delivery system that is based on the reaction of aluminum and water with a unique additive package that promotes and controls the rate of hydrogen generation and heat released. The fuel delivery system features a unique design that controls the introduction of fuel to the user, yet allows for rapid refueling between missions. The fuel mixture is packaged in an inexpensive modular approach that facilitates the fueling and defueling process without leakage or packaging failures. Operation of the fuel delivery system features a readily controlled process where only the needed fuel required to operate the platform is provided at the inlet conditions of a PEM fuel cell. As the rate of fuel delivery drops, additional fuel mixture is exposed to water allowing the flow rate to the fuel cell to remain constant. Start-up of the system is rapid and fuel delivery process can be stopped and restarted without any manned intervention. Flow delivery can be varyed thoughout the mission operating scenario from about 2% to 100% of flow requirements.

Principal Investigator:

David Chaudoir
Senior Engineer

Business Contact:

Jeffery Schneider
Chief Financial Officer
Small Business Information at Submission:

IngeniumTechnologies Corp.
4216 Maray Drive Rockford, IL 61107

EIN/Tax ID: 364341547
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Drexel University
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Contact: Yury Gogotsi
Contact Phone: 2158956446