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Oriented Enzymatic Electrodes with Enhanced Charge Transfer

Company: CFD Research Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: …ource for military and commercial systems. The approach is to develop a novel method for orienting enzymes immobilized onto the electrode surface that results in facilitated charge transfer. The proposed bio-electrode technology will be integrated into enzymatic fuel … more

Ultra-High Power Density Metal Supported SOFC Stack for High Efficiency Propulsion and Power Systems

Company: Materials & Electrochemical Research (MER) Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This Phase I SBIR OSD project proposes the development and testing of a porous metal anode-supported intermediate-temperature solid oxide fuel cell (PMS-IT-SOFC) that exhibits high electrochemical efficiency, high degree of fuel utilization (reformed JP-8,… more

Ultra-High Power Density Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Stack for High Efficiency Propulsion and Power Systems

Company: NexTech Materials, Ltd. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: In this proposed SBIR project, NexTech Materials will design, develop, and validate a high power density and sulfur tolerant solid oxide fuel cell stack for operation on military logistic fuels, leveraging its established sulfur tolerant stack technology… more

Flame-Assisted Flash Sintering for Ceramic-Coated Heat Exchangers

Company: nGimat, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … samples will be delivered. BENEFIT: The anticipated benefits/commercial applications of the Phase II R & D are low-cost, high-performance ceramic coatings in high-temperature applications such as heat exchangers, thermal barrier coatings, and solid-oxide fuel … more

Ultra-High Power Density Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Stack for High Efficiency Propulsion and Power Systems

Company: Redox Power Systems, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Redox is developing low temperature, high power density SOFC-based power generation systems for stationary and mobile applications. Basic cell and stack designs can be configured for a variety of applications because of the ability to operate over a range of temperatures at different efficiencies… more

SBIR Phase II: Novel Catalysts for Air Cathodes

Company: PH Matter, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: … broader commercialization of a number of promising technologies. The materials being developed in this project have unique properties compared to currently available electrode materials, and can be used for a number of important applications, including batteries, fuel… more

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

MULTI-FUEL PROCESSOR FOR PORTABLE POWER

Company: InnovaTek, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
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… more

SBIR Phase II: Synergistic Combinations of New Materials&Systems for Scalable Desulfurization of Distributed Biogas Resources

Company: IntraMicron Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: … all current biogas/landfill gas applications with high outlet sulfur thresholds (i.e. direct heating, power generation and combined heat and power), and shrink the size of desulfurization units for advanced applications with low outlet sulfur thresholds (i.e. 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

Inorganic Oxide Supported Biomimetic Membranes with Ion Channels for DMFC Application

Company: Lynntech, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Methanol crossover of commercial Nafion membranes is a major issue that results in lowering of the efficiency of direct methanol fuel cells (DMFCs). A biomimetic approach for the membrane design using either proton conducting nanochannels and/or nanothin… more

Low Power Non Thermal Plasma Assisted Removal of Impurities for Biogas Purification

Company: Lynntech, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Leveraging biological waste, such as biogas, as feedstock for fuel cell application is a key focus area for both Department of Defense (DOD) and Department of Energy (DOE) and is in line with the Department of Navy's vision of increasing the use of… 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