SBIR Phase II: Innovative And Cost-Effective Process for Net-Shape Microfabrication of Ceramic Components

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$0.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
0321692
Award Id:
62722
Agency Tracking Number:
0321692
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Ceramatec, Inc. (Currently Technology Holding, LLC)
2425 South 900 West, Salt Lake City, UT, 84119
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Balakrishnan Nair
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will develop a ceramic hydrogen fuel appliance (CHFA) using ceramic microreactor modules (CMMs) using a low-cost, net-shape manufacturing process, and a new material, that was developed in the Phase I project. The new material developed was demonstrated to have excellent capability for cost-effective microfabrication of ceramic components with sub-micrometer precision. Further, it has good materials properties, including very high component surface area and thermochemical stability to temperatures as high as 1000 degrees C, that make it an ideal material for fabrication of CMMs. The commercial and broader impacts of this technology will be as hydrocarbon fuel reformers that supply hydrogen to fuel cells used as auxiliary power units (APUs) on board automobiles/trucks.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites


SBA logo

Department of Agriculture logo

Department of Commerce logo

Department of Defense logo

Department of Education logo

Department of Energy logo

Department of Health and Human Services logo

Department of Homeland Security logo

Department of Transportation logo

Enviromental Protection Agency logo

National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo

National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government