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Logistic-Fueled 500-kW SOFC Power System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-09-M-0192
Agency Tracking Number: O083-E09-4031
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD08-E09
Solicitation Number: 2008.3
Solicitation Year: 2008
Award Year: 2009
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2009-05-11
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2009-11-11
Small Business Information
404 Enterprise Dr.
Lewis Center, OH 43035
United States
DUNS: 927606251
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Paul Matter
 Chemical Systems Engineer
 (614) 842-6606
Business Contact
 William Dawson
Title: President/CEO
Phone: (614) 842-6606
Research Institution

In this proposed SBIR project, NexTech Materials will determine feasibility of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) for large-scale (100+ kW) power generation from military logistic fuels. In Phase I, a conceptual design for a fuel cell power system operating on logistic fuel will be established in order to determine the expected energy density of a 500-kW SOFC system. Various operational modes will be considered, with experimental work to prove feasibility of candidate modes. Additional experimental work will be performed to determine the robustness of NexTech’s SOFCs to various impurities that are expected to be present in the fuel and air streams. In Phase II, the detailed design of a 500-kW system will be completed and validated by sub-scale system testing. A dynamic model will also be established to simulate operability and transient performance of the fuel cell system.

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