Enhanced power density PEM fuel cells via activated reactants

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-10-C-0120
Agency Tracking Number: A10A-011-0044
Amount: $99,729.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: A10A-T011
Solicitation Number: 2010.A
Small Business Information
11108 Chennault Beach Road #2421, Mukilteo, WA, 98275
DUNS: 830444233
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jesudos Kingsley
 Founder and Chief Scientist
 (425) 533-7657
Business Contact
 Jesudos Kingsley
Title: Founder and Chief Scientist
Phone: (425) 533-7657
Email: jj@entroplus.com
Research Institution
 Arizona State University
 Avery Wright
 Office for Research and Spons.
Projects Admin. Box 873503
Tempe, AZ, 85287
 (480) 727-7983
 Nonprofit college or university
The overpotentials and inefficient electrochemical reactions are largely responsible for the lowered power density in polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) based H2/O2 fuel cells. Despite the use of large amounts of expensive precious metals (e.g. Platinum, Pt) the overall efficiency of PEM fuel cells are still about 50% only. The proposed project seeks to build on Entroplus's preliminary results of enhancement in the power density of PEM fuel cells via the use of activated reactants for practical applications. This approach also has the potential to enable the use of non-precious metals or lower amounts of precious metals for lowering the cost of PEM fuel cells. The Phase-I of this project aims to evaluate and demonstrate the technological feasibility for developing the PEM fuel cell and its components for sustained and improved performance using activated reactants.

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