SBIR Phase I: A Novel Low-Cost Monolithic Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Design

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,900.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
0611135
Award Id:
79512
Agency Tracking Number:
0611135
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
6F Gill Street, Woburn, MA, 01801
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Xianzhong Guo
Dr
(781) 935-2800
xzguo@bostonati.com
Business Contact:
Yingyin Zou
(781) 935-2800
kzou@bostonati.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project aims to develop a planar monolithic solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) system fabricated by spray pyrolysis and sintering techniques. In our monolithic SOFC design, the selected cathode, electrolyte, and anode materials are chemically and mechanically compatible, with no concerns over undesired chemical interactions at the elevated operation temperatures, and almost no thermal expansion mismatch between the electrolyte and electrodes. This planar monolithic SOFC design also enables us to make the electrolyte layer in a thin film form, which will result in lower operating temperatures and a compact structure for portable SOFCs. Furthermore, the monolithic structure assures a low-cost manufacturing process. The proposed technology will have a great impact on the energy generation applications with practical SOFCs, which will be low-cost, reliable, and portable. The global market is expected to reach $335 millions by 2008, with an average annual growth rate (AAGR) of 22.2% through the forecast period from 2003.

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