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

Company: Acumentrics Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Acumentrics is developing a new reformer system capable of significantly increasing efficiency while reducing components, component cost, and system complexity. This proposal applies that system to biofuel as well as other fuels as the technology is scaled up from small units in order to develop an… more

Hard X-ray Area Detector Using Direct Converter Layer

Company: RADIATION MONITORING DEVICES, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …. Important applications of higher energy synchrotron X-rays include measurement of strain and material evolution during processing, studies of composite materials and studies of layered systems such as environmental-barrier coatings, metal- nitride coatings and solid… more

Development of Cost-Effective YSZ Coating Methods for SOFC Interconnects

Company: MO-SCI Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) require robust seals that can prevent intermixing of air and fuel, remain inert in reducing and oxidizing environments while in contact with SOFC materials, and maintain their… more

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

Company: Materials & Electrochemical Research (ME 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… 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… more

Tailored Core-Shell Cathode Powders for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Cathodes

Company: NexTech Materials, Ltd. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Fuel cells are environmentally clean, quiet, and highly efficient devices for generating electricity and heat from natural gas, biomass, and other fuels. Of the various fuel cell types, solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs), which operate at high temperatures, are… more

Sulfur Tolerant Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) Stack

Company: NexTech Materials, Ltd. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: This SBIR project is aimed at the design, development and demonstration of a power dense

Freeze Casting of Tubular Sulfur Tolerant Materials for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Company: Technology Assessment & Transfer, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This STTR project seeks to overcome the performance limitations of experimental sulfur tolerant SOFC materials by combining two elements of efficient SOFC design: 1) micro-tubular arrays (OD<1 cm); and 2) freeze cast anodes providing high levels of aligned porosity that maximizes anode surface… more

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

Company: Ultrasonic Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The program will develop a new quality and process control methodology and tool prototype for real-time inspection of crystalline silicon solar and ceramic solid oxide fuel cells. The Activation Station will be used… 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 … more

YSZ Coated Ferritic Stainless Steel

Company: InnoSense LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The Department of Energy (DOE) desires technologies that will extend the nations energy reserves with efficient, less costly, environmentally responsible electric energy and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. Integrated into the nations power grid system, Solid … more

Freeze Casting of Tubular Sulfur Tolerant Materials for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Company: MillenniTEK LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Solid oxide fuel cells have long suffered from degradation due to impurities in the fuel and complexities associated with dissimilar materials and high operating temperatures. This degradation lowers the usable cell… 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

Cost-Effective Highly Robust SOFC Interconnect Coating Process

Company: Sonata LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) offer exceptional promise for electrical power generation with reduced carbon footprint, but SOFC reliability must be improved for the technology to be … 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: … power. They have several advantages over other energy sources including: highly efficient energy conversion, fuel flexibility, reduced air pollution, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, reduced oil consumption, and expanded use of renewable power. State-of-the-art Solid … 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 the fuel cell will levelize heat… more

Real-Time In-Situ Metrology for Lithium-Ion Battery R&amp;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 … 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… more

Purification of Biogas for Fuel Cells

Company: Reactive Innovations, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: … and hydrogen sulfide removal systems, as well as developing a technology to remove halogenated hydrocarbons. The Phase II program has the goal of developing a purification system capable of processing simulated biogas to a purity levels compatible with a commercial … 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… 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… more

Highly Efficient Solid Oxide Electrolyzer&Sabatier System

Company: Paragon Space Development Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … is a gravity-independent, 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 … more

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

Company: Precision Combustion, lnc. 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… more

Fuel Flexible Reformer

Company: Precision Combustion, lnc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: … sulfur cleanup. Operation of the reformer with multiple fuels including diesel and other distillate fuels was also established. Balance of plant (BOP) components were tested to confirm minimum parasitics and water neutral operation. Suitability of producing both solid … more

Highly Integrated, Highly Efficient Fuel Reformer/Fuel Cell System

Company: Precision Combustion, lnc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: … fuel cell offer unique opportunities for expanded and sustained UAV mission capability from electrically-operated payloads. Precision Combustion, Inc's. (PCI) ultra-compact, sulfur tolerant and durable Microlith fuel processors enable JP-5/JP-8 fueled operation of Solid… more