Abstract:The proposed SBIR Phase I program will develop an innovative fuel flexible reformer for a portable Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) power generation system used in the battlefields. The fuel reformer is non-catalytic and… more
Abstract:… power generation requires electrochemical storage to compensate the time lag between production and consumption. Our analytical technology will be also useful in many other fields where localized mapping is necessary, including rapid in-situ characterization of Solid … more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project will continue the commercial development of the Liquid Tin Anode Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (LTA-SOFC) for direct conversion of biomass to electrical power. The… 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 … 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… 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… 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. … 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:… reformer will operate 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 … more
Abstract:… Flash Sintering (FAFS) has the potential to reduce sintering temperatures and processing times, thereby leading to a substantial reduction in cost. Equally as important, the reduced processing temperatures will improve the performance of heat exchangers and solid-oxide… more
Abstract:The lack of a functional sealing system to isolate various components of a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) remains today as one of the biggest factors inhibiting widespread use of SOFCs. Two criteria severely limit the use… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will determine the feasibility of operating innovative metal-supported SOFCs (solid oxide fuel cells) on direct natural gas fuel at high efficiency and… more
Abstract:… since less fuel is consumed, helping companies meet stricter emission standards -- most notably the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFÉ) standards which impose high financial penalties for non-compliance. Other adjacent markets include stationary power generation, solid-oxide… more
Abstract:… from high temperature thermal expansion, can be minimized. The process is sufficiently rapid for direct coupling with most coating and material printing processes, hence it has potential for use in high volume commercial applications such as heat exchangers, solid … more
Abstract:…ollowed by demonstration of operation with a fuel cell in the option period. The innovative thermal/mechanical decomposition approach provides oxygen generation in a low risk and compact system where all inputs/outputs are fluids or gasses. Use of waste heat from a solid … more
Abstract:Efficient utilization of our nations fossil and renewable energy sources is a top priority to secure a sustainable energy future. Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) based power systems represent an emerging technology that… more
Abstract:… refineries, ammonia production, chemical plants etc., either used on-site or shipped via pipeline. FCE is developing the Thermally Integrated EHSC for these markets, as well as for distributed hydrogen and electricity co-generation using FCEs current DFC and future Solid … more
Abstract:…return voyage further reduces the mass that must be lifted.We are proposing to develop an energy conversion system to utilize the components of this propulsion combination to generate electricity for that voyage. The core of the system will be a direct methane oxygen solid … more
Abstract:…ange from 200ºC to 400ºC, delivering the integration and operation flexibility suitable for intermittent renewable energy storage applications (wind, solar power and geothermal) with high round-trip efficiencies, or thermal integration with internal-combustion engines or solid… more
Abstract:Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (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… more
Abstract:In this Phase II SBIR project, NexTech Materials will continue development of high power density solid oxide fuel cell power systems for ship-service applications. The system being developed is based on planar stacks of… more
Abstract:Solid oxide fuel cells and electrolyzers are promising electrochemical devices for space and terrestrial applications due to their high power densities and clean operation. Furthermore, proton-conducting oxides have… more
Abstract:At the completion of all the phases of SBIR topic N101-033, Highly Integrated Highly Efficient Fuel Reformer/Fuel Cell System, Adaptive Materials will provide a highly integrated, highly efficient Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) system that… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will expand the knowledge of high-temperature material formulations for 3-D printing, rapid prototyping, and rapid manufacturing. Significant amounts of energy can be saved in systems such as solid … more
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