Regenerative Fuel Cell System For Renewable Energy Facilities

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Amount:
$69,964.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N62583-10-P-0394
Agency Tracking Number:
N101-070-0280
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N101-070
Solicitation Number:
2010.1
Small Business Information
Giner, Inc.
89 Rumford Avenue, Newton, MA, 02466
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
157030656
Principal Investigator
 Cortney Mittelsteadt
 Vice President of Technol
 (781) 529-0529
 cmittelsteadt@ginerinc.com
Business Contact
 Anthony Vaccaro
Title: President/COO
Phone: (781) 529-0504
Email: avaccaro@ginerinc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Development of a regenerative fuel cell/electrolyzer is proposed. GES will size two of their advanced technologies; a high-pressure electrolyzer that can directly fill hydrogen and oxygen storage vessels up to 3000 psi; and a dead-ended fuel cell that can use these gases directly and remove the product water without recirculating the feed gases. Combined these two technologies lead to a great system simplification over traditional regenerative fuel cell systems. Performance of the dead-ended fuel cell will be demonstrated at the appropriate scale and a cost/benefit analysis will be conducted to size the system components. Successful completion of this program will result in proven fuel cell and electrolyzer components at the appropriate size as well as a system design to incorporate them in a 500-kW system to be used for interruption in renewable energy sources.

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