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MULTI-FUEL PROCESSOR FOR PORTABLE POWER

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O2-1402
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD12-EP1
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
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 2
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: MULTI-FUEL PROCESSOR FOR PORTABLE POWER
Agency: DOD
Contract: W15P7T-13-C-A425
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

The quiet operation and high efficiency of fuel cells provide an ideal solution for portable electric power generation for a wide range of military and commercial applications. A compact and efficient fuel processor that provides hydrogen from multiple types of liquid fuels will allow fuel cell technology to be realized in military and commercial markets. The overall program objective is to design a portable, high energy source with fuel flexible capability that reduces the weight burden and improves supply logistics for the dismounted soldier. During the Phase I project InnovaTek utilized its experience in catalytic fuel processing to develop catalysts and a prototype micro structured reforming reactor and successfully demonstrated the conversion of multiple fuel types, including JP-8, diesel, and renewable fuels, to hydrogen. The prototype fuel processor was integrated with an UltraCell high temperature PEM micro-fuel cell in a bench top system that was used to generate 500 W electricity from JP-8, thereby proving feasibility of InnovaTek"s design. The design has a specific energy of 90.5 W-hr/kg for a 4-hr run-time. During Phase II InnovaTek will further optimize the system design for low weight and high efficiency and deliver a TRL4 prototype to the Army for demonstration.

Principal Investigator:

Patricia M. Irving
President&CEO
(509) 375-1093
irving@innovatek.com

Business Contact:

Kathryn E. Rightor
CFO
(509) 375-1093
kathy@innovatek.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

InnovaTek, Inc.
3100 George Washington Way Suite 108 Richland, WA -

EIN/Tax ID: 911877246
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No