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Logistic Fuel Sulfur Removal System for Shipboard Fuel Cell Applications

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
65169
Program Year/Program:
2004 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N033-0155
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Altex Technologies Corporation
244 Sobrante Way Sunnyvale, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Logistic Fuel Sulfur Removal System for Shipboard Fuel Cell Applications
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-04-C-0284
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

Bulk fuel desulfurization is required to apply fuel cells to a new class of naval vessels. Altex, a small business entity, and Pennsylvania State University (PSU), a research organization, have teamed up under a Phase I STTR program and have shown the feasibility of the innovative Logistic Fuel Sulfur Removal (LFSR) system. The LFSR removes the fuel sulfur from Navy fuels without detrimental impacts on fuel properties and disposes the sulfur into seawater in an environmentally safe manner. Using test data, an LFSR system was designed for desulfurizing 500 BBL/ day of NATO-F76 fuel. During the proposed Phase II program, the LFSR system will be further refined for navy applications, and a lab-scale and a subscale unit will be fabricated and tested under the Phase II baseline and Option programs. This demonstration will provide the basis for designing and integrating the LFSR into new Navy vessels.

Principal Investigator:

Mehdi Namazian
Vice President
4089822303
mehdi@altextech.com

Business Contact:

John Kelly
President
4089822302
john@altextech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ALTEX TECHNOLOGIES CORP.
650 Nuttman Road Suite 114 Santa Clara, CA 95054

EIN/Tax ID: 770085545
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
The Pennsylvania State University
209 Academic Projects Building
University Park, PA 16802
Contact: Chunshan Song
Contact Phone: (814) 863-4466
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university