Portable, Moderate-Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Amount:
$99,887.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00004-07-M-0499
Agency Tracking Number:
O074-006-4006
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
CERAMATEC, INC.
2425 South 900 West, Salt Lake City, UT, 84119
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
089500540
Principal Investigator:
S. Elangovan
Project Manager - SOFC
(801) 978-2162
elango@ceramatec.com
Business Contact:
Raymond Miller
CFO/Secretary
(801) 978-2176
rkm@ceramatec.com
Research Institution:
BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIV.
Brian F Woodfield
C100 BNSN
Provo, UT, 84602
(801) 422-2093
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Compared to conventional power sources, fuel cell systems present such benefits as high efficiency, low emissions, long life, and near silent operation. Of the various fuel cell types, Solid oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) have a number of advantages in hydrocarbon fuel applications because of their solid-state construction and high temperature operation. Presently, SOFCs operate in the temperature range of 800 D 1,000C. For a portable system however, a significant reduction in operating temperature to 550C or below is desirable. The lower operating temperature would improve start up time, provide materials and performance stability, and improve portability. An innovative materials set and cell design are proposed to meet the stringent requirements demanded in portable applications. A novel materials set will be used to achieve high performance at the medium operating temperature. A compact cell design will be used to accomplish the rapid start-up and shut-down times, and the multiple thermal cycles required for a portable system.

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