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Compact and Efficient Logistic Fuel (CELF) Reformer

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
68021
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-3243
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Compact and Efficient Logistic Fuel (CELF) Reformer
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911QX-04-C-0060
Award Amount: $120,000.00
 

Abstract:

To effectively use fuel cells in military and commercial applications, diesel fuel and JP-8 need to be reformed in a compact, reliable and highly efficient reformer. Altex Technologies Corporation (Altex) and Pennsylvania State University (PSU) have identified the Compact and Efficient Logistic Fuel (CELF) Reformer that overcomes the fuel sulfur and carbon formation tendencies of logistic fuels and transforms them into a reformate suitable for SOFCs. This is achieved with a reformer that is projected to have 80-90% efficiency. The base technology for this reformer is being developed under DARPA support for a 20 watts SOFC operating on JP-8. Under the proposed Phase I program, the technology will be scaled up to a 2 KW system and the components that require testing with diesel fuel will be tested to show the feasibility of CELF to meet the DoD and the commercial market goals. This system design and testing and performance and cost evaluations will be the basis for the Phase II effort to fabricate, demonstrate and deliver a CELF/SOFC prototype system.

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