Abstract:… to enable the low-cost CubeSat platform to be used to conduct high-performance missions. The PowerCube concept integrates three innovative component technologies to provide these capabilities: First, a Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) water-electrolysis fuel … more
Abstract:Hydrogen/oxygen polymer electrolyte fuel cells (PEMFCs) are an attractive means of generating electricity in lunar and space applications due to their high energy density. The PEMFC generally consists of an MEA supported on two sides by gas diffusion media. … more
Abstract:Nanostructured Thin Films (NSTF), used as substrates for catalysts, have proven to be highly active for oxygen reduction in fuel cells. This improvement in activity is expected to transfer to electrolyzer technology as the NSTF substrate layer, with a… more
Abstract:…ydrogen production from proton exchange membrane electrolysis. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: The synthesized catalyst will be first used in the electrolysis industry for cost reduction. Its approach may be extended to other wide applications including fuel … more
Abstract:… in this way, biofuels are driven in a flow-through mode along microfludic channels in the biofuel cell substrate. Due to the nature of laminar flow, the anolyte and catholyte form two streams with minimal interfacial diffusion effect that leads to a membraneless fuel … more
Abstract:… be improved for extended lithium anode rechargeability, electrolyte stability and decreased air cathode polarization. During Phase I Giner demonstrated a design approach for the cell based on its experience with high voltage electrolytes and cathode structures used in fuel… more
Abstract:… many frontier researchers eager to perform unprecedented thermo-mechanical characterizations. Strong demand for the proposed instrument will be derived from researchers and industries whose applications are in advanced alloys, various composite materials, high temperature fuel… more
Abstract:… a fundamentally new means for biogas (landfill gas) desulfurization that produces less waste, allows recycle of recovered sulfur, and provides annualized operating costs a fraction of current practice. Inexpensive biogas cleanup is required for subsequent combustion, fuel … more
Abstract:There has been increased interest in use of biogas as a renewable energy source for environmentally benign power sources such as fuel cells. The stringent fuel quality requirements of the fuel cell however requires… more
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
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