Abstract:… energy storage systems do not provide sufficient efficiency within the limited mass and volume required. In addition, the solution must also provide safe operation while being deployed or recovered from the host craft. Lynntech and their subcontractors propose to develop a fuel… more
Abstract:Anion exchange membrane fuel cells (AEMFCs) which utilize high energy density fuels and oxidants can provide long endurance energy systems for unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs) and other Navy applications. Directly consuming a combination of a high energy… more
Abstract:Fuel cell technology has progressed to the point where fuel desulfurization and reforming have become the limiting factors. Both solid-oxide and polymer-electrolyte-membrane fuel cells are poisoned by sulfur compounds in the fuel. This Phase II effort will… more
Abstract:SOFC technology promises to provide an efficient method by which electricity can be generated from coal-derived syngas, biofuels, and natural gas, while increasing energy security and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The large capital costs attributed to the cathode low performance and long-term… more
Abstract:… battery integration and operation flexibility suitable for intermittent renewable energy storage applications (wind, solar power and geothermal) with high round-trip efficiencies. It also enables thermal integration with internal- combustion engines or solid oxide fuel… more
Abstract:Biogas from anaerobic digestion of biological wastes is a renewable energy resource. It has been used to provide heat, shaft power and electricity. While methane is a major component of biogas, other constituents (chiefly carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide) lower the energy content and introduce… more
Abstract:… HAN). Key design elements desired include the ability for the fuel system to discharge more than 99% of the fuel load, support draining and refueling via a simple through hull penetration, and be adaptable to flow rate requirements from 0.02 to 20 SLPM with fuel … more
Abstract:… bags are able to be incorporated into containment vessels whose shape and placement can be dictated by the power plant and ancillary devices in the energy section. Additionally, other liners within the containment vessels are able to accept spent reactants and fuel … more
Abstract:Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) present one of the most promising choices for the future of distributed power generation as they produce energy from a wide variety of fuels with high efficiencies (45-65 %) and low pollution; however, this technology is cost… more
Abstract:A new type of solid oxide fuel cell based on thin film technology and ultra-thin electrolyte is being proposed to develop to realize major reductions in fuel cell size, weight, and operating temperature, while significantly increasing power density. The thin… more
Abstract:In this proposed SBIR project, NexTech Materials will design, develop and demonstrate a 10-kW scale, power dense and sulfur tolerant solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) stack for military ground vehicle auxiliary power units. NexTech has already established a… more
Abstract:… materials but Ormond has developed a proprietary technique and software that uses waterjets to mill to a controlled depth. The process is being used to groove long channels in high temperature metals for scramjets, cooling channels in rocket nozzles, fluid channels in fuel… more
Abstract:Providing power for dismounted soldiers on long-duration missions remains a critical technical challenge. Polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells convert hydrogen fuel directly to electric power and offer a lightweight and efficient power source for… more
Abstract:Precision Combustion, Inc. (PCI) proposes to develop an ultra-compact, fuel-flexible reformer, including balance-of-plant components, designed for operation with fuel cell stacks for 300 We portable power generator systems. The reformer technology will be… more
Abstract:Efficient, cost effective production of hydrogen from non-carbon based sources is a key barrier to widespread implementation of fuel cells for transportation and stationary power. Ion exchange membrane-based electrolysis is a promising technology for clean… more
Abstract:…, such as solar or wind. As the percentage of energy applied to the grid from these sources grows, energy storage systems must be developed to store energy during peak generation periods, and provide power during lower generation periods. Hydrogen-based regenerative fuel … more
Abstract:Efficient, cost effective production of hydrogen from non-carbon based sources is a key barrier to widespread implementation of fuel cells for transportation and stationary power. Electrolysis is a promising technology for clean generation of pure hydrogen… more
Abstract:… scale well to support larger electrolyzer systems, and will therefore provide value to energy storage needs in the range of kWhr to MWhr. Secondly, the development of this small scale hydride recharging device has applicability to commercial applications for fuel … more
Abstract:… stainless ferritic alloy and oxidation modeling to create a novel low-cost alloy for SOFC with low Cr volatility and high oxidation resistance that is also weldable, to resolve a major technical challenge in SOFC commercialization. QuesTek has partnered with FuelCell Energy… more
Abstract:The majority of the unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs) run on batteries. However, extended missions (or high-power, short-duration missions) require a much higher energy density than can be stored in batteries. Fuel cells, such as the Solid Oxide … more
Abstract:This project targets improved efficiency and lower cost of proton exchange membrane fuel cells through the development of improved water vapor management. Fuel cells are highly efficient, non-polluting source of energy that can significantly decrease the US… more
Abstract:… (BOPP) at higher temperatures. While this need for such materials to improve the performance of high energy capacitors is well documented for pulse power applications such as the rail gun and reactive armor in military applications, civilian applications in electric and fuel… more
Abstract:Fuel cells offer one of the best available solutions to decrease our nations dependence of foreign oil, reduce carbon dioxide emissions, and provide reliable electricity. Methanol steam reforming (MSR) is used to generate hydrogen for fuel cells. The reaction… more
Abstract:… for future and existing TXM systems by Xradia Inc. Stanford Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC) developed an x-ray microscopy facility, based on an Xradia Inc. Transmission X-ray Microscope (TXM), used by a growing community for research in the areas of energy (battery, fuel … more
Abstract:… on a wide variety of fuels, including traditional sulfur-containing military fuels, such as JP-8, JP-5, diesel, gasoline, and LPG, and biofuels, such as biodiesel, ethanol, and methanol. Approaches to integrating the reformer with 0.3 to 3 kW solid oxide fuel … more
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