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
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
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
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
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 fuel-to-electricity efficiencies to 65%. The… more
Abstract:… textiles, and carbon or glass composite scrims. Typical low Tg polymers are non-polar and do not form durable interfaces with reinforcing agents, which ultimately leads to disbanding and unreliable performance. In support of the DOEs Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy … more
Abstract:… chemicals. At high temperatures, carbonaceous biomass reacts with air, oxygen, and /or steam to product a gaseous product containing mostly H2, CO, CO2, H2O2, and CH4. Subsequently the gasified product gas is further processed into energy (via gas turbines or fuel … more
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 they are susceptible to oxidation and… more
Abstract:Hydrogen is an attractive fuel option for transportation because its only byproduct is drinkable water; it can be produced from renewable sources; and fuel cells operate optimally by using it. However, due to its relatively low volumetric energy density when… 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:…, 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 oxide fuel … more
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 system complexity, the proposed design… more
Abstract:… were tested to confirm minimum parasitics and water neutral operation. Suitability of producing both solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) and (with WGSR) HT-PEM quality reformate was demonstrated. Separately, the reformate was tested with SOFC"s for 500 hrs total. A detailed … more
Abstract:A viable JP5/JP8-fueled fuel cell for UAV prime power offers potential for longer mission range and improved efficiency, stealth, performance, and reliability/availability/maintainability. In addition, the flexible electric power generation abilities of the… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The objective of the proposed project is to develop a compact, lightweight, and robust hydrogen generator for refilling of metal hydride canisters, which will then be used in conjunction with a fuel cell for portable power for medical equipment… more
Abstract:The proposed SBIR Phase I program addresses a critical need in solar cell and fuel cell module manufacturing: to inspect in real time the mechanical quality of incoming wafers and finished cells. The objective of the program is to develop a new flaw… more
Abstract:… with soil constituents. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: The developed product is expected to have high impact in many current focus-areas of research. In particular, in the development and optimization of energy storage and conversion devices (batteries, fuel … more
Abstract:… the presence of a catalyst. The environmental regulations are continuously pushing down the sulfur levels allowed in transportation fuels and will continue to lower the limits much below 10 ppm in future. Also, low sulfur concentrations are desirable for various fuel … more
Abstract:Fuel cell technology as a clean and efficient energy source has several advantages for military applications, including lower weight, better safety, shorter down time (no recharge time, unlike secondary batteries), and lower heat signature (as compared to… more
Abstract:…d Other Benefits: The immediate market need for these hot catcher materials is the DOE and installations like FRIB that have powerful and unique techniques for rare isotope production. Other commercial markets are electrodes in ultracapacitors and electrolytes in solid oxide … more
Abstract:… from heat using a thermally-regenerated concentration gradient of ions across an electrolyte membrane, rather than a thermal gradient across a semiconductor material. This important difference yields a technology with the potential for the high efficiency of a fuel … more
Abstract:This project develops a person portable, propane-fed, solid acid electrolyte fuel cell (SAFC) generator as a lightweight power source for dismounted soldiers. The focus of the project will be the development and testing of a complete system including cell… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will investigate the commercial potential of flash-sintering to enhance the manufacturability and performance of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs). The co-sintering of heterogeneous multilayer ceramics… more
Abstract:… scientific research into Bio-electrochemical Systems (BES). The technology harnesses the ability of exo-electrogenic microbes to function as bio-catalysts, by transferring electrons to electrodes outside the cell. By combining this bio-electrogenic process in fuel … more
Abstract:The development of new energy materials and devices is hobbled by inefficient tools for data analysis and management. Across the industry, companies, universities, and national laboratories that develop energy devices (batteries, solar photovoltaics, fuel … more
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