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Develop High-Temperature, Low-Humidity Aromatic Hydrocarbon-based H2/O2…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
82059
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-130-0050
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AKRON POLYMER SYSTEMS, INC.
2990 Gilchrist Road Suite 2100 Akron, OH 44305 4418
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Develop High-Temperature, Low-Humidity Aromatic Hydrocarbon-based H2/O2 Membranes for Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) Fuel Cells
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-08-C-5500
Award Amount: $749,887.00
 

Abstract:

In order to achieve high performance at acceptable cost, PEM fuel cells are required to work at elevated temperature and low relative humidity (near 0 RH) for extended periods of time. However, to date, no commercial PEMs or publicly reported PEMs can meet these requirements. The objectives of this work are: (1) to develop PEMs that have high proton conductivities (50-100 mS/cm) and low area-specific resistance (<0.05 ohm cm2) under high temperature (>120 C) and low relative humidity (<25% RH) operating conditions and that can be operated under these conditions for >2000 hours; (2) to incorporate these membranes into membrane electrode assemblies (MEAs); and (3) to use these MEAs in the assembly of prototype fuel cells. These objectives will be achieved through utilization of the enabling proton carrier technology developed in Phase I. Thus, composite PEMs will be prepared consisting of a non aqueous proton carrier and sulfonated base polymer. The PEMs will be used in the construction of MEAs that will be incorporated in prototype fuel cells.

Principal Investigator:

Dong Zhang
Project Manager
3307946392
dzhang@akronpolysys.com

Business Contact:

Frank W. Harris
President & CEO
3307946342
fharris@akronpolysys.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AKRON POLYMER SYSTEMS, INC.
2990 Gilchrist Road Suite 2100 Akron, OH 44305

EIN/Tax ID: 710924651
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No