You are here

Jet Fuel Onboard Miniature Desulfurization and Stabilization

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8649-20-P-0977
Agency Tracking Number: F19C-010-0185
Amount: $250,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF19C-T010
Solicitation Number: 19.C
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-09-23
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-09-23
Small Business Information
125 West Market Ave, Suite 117
Warren, OH 44481-1058
United States
DUNS: 079709187
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Yanhai Du
 (330) 672-1910
Business Contact
 John Tyler Tatum
Phone: (404) 783-0923
Research Institution
 Kent State University
 Yanhai Du
1400 Lefton Esplanade
Kent, OH 44242-0001
United States

 (330) 672-1910
 Nonprofit College or University

The Overall Objective of the Phase II project is to optimize and scale up an on-board miniature reactor for effectively removing sulfur in logistics fuels, such as JP-8, and to investigate the thermal stability of the desulfurized fuels. The Specific Technical Objectives for this phase are to: (1) optimize the reactor design and manufacturing process to provide a conceptual system design for identified end-user/customer applications; (2) conduct detailed tests to evaluate the desulfurizer performance using various sorbent materials and operating conditions; and (3) investigate the thermal stability of the desulfurized fuel against fouling and coking. The Scope of the Phase II effort will focus on reactor design, operating conditions and the evaluation of the desulfurized fuels in terms of their sulfur content and thermal stability. The main Benefit of the proposed portable, on-board desulfurizer is its lightweight and effectiveness in removing corrosive and poisoning sulfur compounds from logistics fuels, therefore enabling the direct utilization of these logistics fuels for advanced electrical power generation via fuel cells with reduced cost. The desulfurization technology is a strong candidate for supporting multiple mission needs for the USAF, including a readily available supply of low sulfur fuels for vehicles and support equipment, and for enabling 250W-10kW fuel cell power systems.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government