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Energetic Deposition of Fully Dense, High-Quality Doped-Ceria Coatings for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Company: Acree Technologies Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Fuel cells convert chemical energy in a fuel directly to electrical power. They have several advantages over other energy sources including: highly efficient energy conversion, fuel flexibility, reduced air pollution, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, reduced… more

Bio-fuel Reforming for High-Efficiency Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Generators

Company: Acumentrics Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Acumentrics proposes to utilize the unique properties of bio-fuel to deliver an integral reformer system that will directly utilize the thermal and electrochemical effect of the fuel cell through Acumentrics"tubular technology. This intimate contact with… more

Superconducting Wollaston Prism for Spin Echo Scattering Angle Measurement

Company: Adelphi Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … metals and ceramics as well as many aggregation and self-assembly phenomena. Applications are in petrochemicals (colloidal and aggregate dynamics), biotechnology and medicine (membranes, macromolecules), and industry (metallurgy, ceramics, polymers, electrolytes in fuel … more

Real-Time In-Situ Metrology for Lithium-Ion Battery R&D and Manufacturing

Company: Applied Spectra, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: … to compensate the time lag between production and consumption. Our analytical technology and commercial instrument address these markets, and will be useful in other fields where spatial mapping is necessary, including rapid in situ characterization of Solid Oxide Fuel… more

Novel Structured Metal Bipolar Plates for Low Cost Manufacturing

Company: TREADSTONE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The focus of this SBIR project is to develop a low cost novel structured metal bipolar plate technology for low temperature PEM fuel cells for transportation applications. The innovative metal bipolar plate technique is aimed to meet industry revised… more

Paper-Based, Multi-Fueled Enzymatic Fuel Cell with Passive Microfluidic Flow

Company: CFD Research Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Our objective is to develop a bioelectrochemical system to enable power generation from several fuel types (i.e. sugars and alcohols), thereby delivering a state-of-the-art energy source for low power military and commercial systems. The proposed enzymatic fuel … more

Modular Electric Propulsion Test Bed Aircraft

Company: Rolling Hills Research Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … general aviation vehicles and UAV systems. The test bed aircraft will allow various electrical propulsion system technologies to be tested to determine performance, reliability, safety, and cost. These include various motors, motor controllers, batteries, fuel … more

1200 V/50 A AlGaN-GaN-Si MOS-HFETs and Schottky Rectifiers

Company: GeneSiC Semiconductor Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DoEs recent emphasis on increasing fuel economy requires electrification of the vehicle powertrain, thus leading to extended range electric vehicles (EREVs), hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), battery electric vehicles (BEV) and fuel cell electric vehicles… more

Nanostructured Catalysts for Alkaline PEM Fuel Cells

Company: Giner, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: …eliminate the difficulties of the catalyst ionomer interface encountered in making alkaline PEM membrane electrode assemblies. This can greatly increase catalyst utilization and improve alkaline PEM ORR and HOR kinetics. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: PEM fuel … more

Lightweight Hydrogen/Oxygen Thermal Generators for Fuel Cell Power

Company: Giner, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … to provide recharge power to onboard batteries. In this proposal, Giner, Inc. and Purdue University describe an approach for a thermal power generation system that exploits the rocket waste heat to provide reactant gases from solid storage to an efficient, power-dense fuel… more

Advanced Propulsion and Power Concepts for Large Size Class Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

Company: GSE, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: …. Reliability and maintainability are vastly improved using a robust high-speed, multi-fuel combustion system capable of stable operation on JP-8/DF-2 fuels (with the added safety and redundancy inherent with twin pack parallel hybrid propulsion). A hybrid fuel … more

Advanced Manufacturing of Intermediate Temperature, Direct Methane Oxidation Membrane Electrode Assemblies for Durable Solid Oxide Fuel Cell

Company: ITN Energy Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ITN proposes to create an innovative anode supported membrane electrode assembly (MEA) for solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) that is capable of long-term operation at low temperature by the direct oxidation of dry methane or syngas fuel without coke formation on… more

Low Temperature Extended Lifetime Fuel Cell (LoTEL-FC) Power System for Unattended Ground Sensors

Company: Mainstream Engineering Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: In Phase I, Mainstream Engineering demonstrated that a high concentration liquid-fed fuel cell system would significantly exceed the energy density of existing military batteries. In this proposal, we describe our Low Temperature Extended Lifetime Fuel Cell… more

Maximum Hydrogen Storage Densities in Scalable, Low-Cost Vessels through Compression and Adsorption

Company: Mainstream Engineering Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: … release mechanism. A scale-up production plan, market study and market penetration points will be completed by the end of Phase II. BENEFIT: The development of this nanomaterial hybrid vessel for hydrogen storage would have immediate application in hydrogen fuel … more

Purification of Biogas for Fuel Cells

Company: Reactive Innovations, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Renewable energy deriving from biomass sources has great potential for growth to meet our future energy demands. However, this fuel must be purified before use in a fuel cell to prevent harmful effects from contaminants. Reactive Innovations recently… more

Innovative Hybrid Power System for Increased Endurance Rapid Response Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (SUAS)

Company: Mohawk Innovative Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: MiTi and its subcontractor are proposing an innovative integrated and low logistics footprint fueled hybrid solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) and mesoscopic gas turbine engine generator (GTG) system with fuel-to-electricity efficiencies to 65%. The… more

Cryogenically Flexible, Low Permeability Thoraeus Rubber H2 Dispenser Hose

Company: NanoSonic, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … textiles, and carbon or glass composite scrims. Typical low Tg polymers are non-polar and do not form durable interfaces with reinforcing agents, which ultimately leads to disbanding and unreliable performance. In support of the DOEs Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy … more

Sulfur Tolerant Catalysts for Biomass Tar Removal

Company: NexTech Materials, Ltd. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: EPA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … chemicals. At high temperatures, carbonaceous biomass reacts with air, oxygen, and /or steam to product a gaseous product containing mostly H2, CO, CO2, H2O2, and CH4. Subsequently the gasified product gas is further processed into energy (via gas turbines or fuel … more

SOFC Protection Coatings Based on a Cost-Effective Aluminization Process

Company: NexTech Materials, Ltd. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: For solid oxide fuel cells the key barrier to technology commercialization is the high system cost, which is driven by materials selection. The use of steel components would be preferable but without protective coatings they are susceptible to oxidation and… more

4b Low-cost Integrated Nanoreinforcement for Composite Tanks (LINCT)

Company: NextGen Aeronautics Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Hydrogen is an attractive fuel option for transportation because its only byproduct is drinkable water; it can be produced from renewable sources; and fuel cells operate optimally by using it. However, due to its relatively low volumetric energy density when… more

Highly Efficient Solid Oxide Electrolyzer&Sabatier System

Company: Paragon Space Development Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: …, compact, leak-tight, Solid Oxide Electrolyzer (SOE) system with embedded Sabatier reactors (ESR). Utilizing Corning Incorporated (Corning) Intellectual Property (IP), ENrG and Paragon can leverage an all-ceramic, efficient, and low mass solid oxide fuel … more

High Efficiency, Thermally Integrated Bio-fuel Steam Reformer for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Company: Precision Combustion, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Precision Combustion, Inc. (PCI) is proposing an integrated steam reformer and solid oxide fuel cell design capable of very high efficiency and robust transient operation. By virtue of intimate physical integration, without compromising system complexity, the proposed design… more

In-Line Quality and Process Control in Solar and Fuel Cell Manufacturing

Company: Ultrasonic Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The proposed SBIR Phase I program addresses a critical need in solar cell and fuel cell module manufacturing: to inspect in real time the mechanical quality of incoming wafers and finished cells. The objective of the program is to develop a new flaw… more

Advanced Spectroscopic Capabilities for 3-D Synchrotron X-Ray Microscopes

Company: Xradia, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: … with soil constituents. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: The developed product is expected to have high impact in many current focus-areas of research. In particular, in the development and optimization of energy storage and conversion devices (batteries, fuel … more

SBIR Phase I: Advanced Hydrodesulfurization Catalysts

Company: Advanced Energy Materials, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … the presence of a catalyst. The environmental regulations are continuously pushing down the sulfur levels allowed in transportation fuels and will continue to lower the limits much below 10 ppm in future. Also, low sulfur concentrations are desirable for various fuel … more