STTR Phase I: Cost Effective Core-Shell Nanocatalysts for PEM Fuel Cells

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$149,961.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
1010099
Award Id:
98729
Agency Tracking Number:
1010099
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
D
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Bettergy (Currently Bettergy Corp.)
46 Bari Manor, Croton on Hudson, NY, 10520
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
829573208
Principal Investigator:
Min Chen
DPhil
(914) 290-6293
minchen05@gmail.com
Business Contact:
Min Chen
DPhil
(914) 290-6293
minchen05@gmail.com
Research Institution:
University of Rochester
Hong Yang
518 HYLAN, RIVER CAMPUSBOX 27014
ROCHESTER, NY, 14627
(585) 275-2110
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
This SBIR Phase I project will develop proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells as a power source for automobiles and stationary or portable power applications. Currently, the high cost of the PEM fuel cell limits their commercial applications. A significant cost of a PEM fuel cell comes from the use of Platinum. This project intends to develop a low cost core shell nanostructured catalyst which has the advantages of high specific catalyst activity as well as controllable shape and size. The broader/commercial impact of the project will be reduced use of platinum in PEM fuel cells. This will lower their cost. Fuel cells have the potential to revolutionize the power generation methodology and offer cleaner and more efficient power. This project targets the automobile industry as potential customers. More new jobs could be created by establishing leadership in this emerging technology; and fuel cells also are beneficial to the environment.

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