Abstract:…. Unfortunately, SANS is limited to studying molecular structures with sizes between 1 to 100 nm and so often misses larger details. Similarly, neutron radiography has played an important role in identifying and tracking hydrogen in structures from cracked aircraft wings to fuel… more
Abstract:…tant 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 oxide fuel … more
Abstract:… improvement in spatial resolution over conventional infrared microspectroscopy, enabling chemical analysis at the nanoscale. It has already been successfully applied to many applications, including polymer composites and films, photonic devices, organic photovoltaics, fuel … more
Abstract:…ill be evaluated by performance in high-pressure electrolysis operation. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: The outcome of the innovation has the potential of providing DOE with high-performance ion-exchange membranes for PEM electrolyzers as well as fuel … more
Abstract:The Department of Energy, working with industry groups has revised the technical, performance and cost targets to enhance the commercialization of proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFC) for transportation applications. The focus of this SBIR Phase II… more
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
Abstract:… due to high carbon fiber costs. This work addresses the need for lower- cost tanks by utilizing recently-developed, low-cost fibers and graded composite designs. The Phase I/Phase II project seeks to reduce the cost of hydrogen storage vessels for fuel … more
Abstract:The ionomer dispersion technology invented at LANL has demonstrated great potential to significantly improve the lifetime of proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells via accelerated stress tests. However, more validation and improvements are needed to make… more
Abstract:There is a need to reduce the cost and improve the reliability of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) and their supporting infrastructure to enable FCEV competitiveness. Many reliability problems stem from plastic and elastomer seals employed in… more
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 effectiveness through repeated thermal cycles.… more
Abstract:Three-dimensional characterization of materials at the nano- and meso-scale has become possible with transmission and scanning transmission electron microscopes. Its importance has extended to a wide class of nanomaterialssuch as hydrogen fuel cells, solar… more
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
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
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
Abstract:… system components and the cost of electricity for the electrolyzer unit operation. Tetramer Technologies, L.L.C., has developed a new membrane molecular architecture, which has demonstrated equivalent or better performance to the current Nafion materials under automotive fuel… more
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 in-line to reduce cost, save energy and… more
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
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 Oxide fuel … more
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
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 widely commercialized. SOFCs utilize… more
Abstract:… of extreme importance to measure the functioning of sub-micron structures and devices. In particular, such electrical measurements could support the development and manufacture of advanced energy related materials used in technologies such as photovoltaic cells, fuel… more
Abstract:Office of Energy and Renewable Energy has created a Fuel Cell Transfer Opportunity (FCTO) designed to encourage the private sectors participation in developing and demonstrating a proof of concept heavy-duty fuel cell-electric hybrid truck for waste hauling… more
Abstract:… the pollution is localized, it has an especially significant impact on the health of the general public. In addition, these vehicles have an operating noise exceeding decibel levels of 100, which has been associated with serious hearing damage. The proposed fuel … more
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
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
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