AN IMPROVED CARBONATE FUEL CELL DESIGN

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 21007
Amount: $599,968.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1994
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
3 Great Pasture Rd, Danbury, CT, 06813
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mr Randy Bernard
 (203) 792-1460
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
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Abstract
COAL-BASED POWER SYSTEMS CAN PROVIDE AN EFFECTIVE MEANS FOR MEETING U.S. ENERGY REQUIREMENTS. COAL-DERIVED AND OTHER HYDROCARBON FUELS CAN POWER HIGHLY EFFICIENT FUEL CELLS IN A WIDE VARIETY OF APPLICATIONS. TO REALIZE THIS OBJECTIVE, ADVANCES MUST BE MADE TO IMPROVE THE PERFORMANCE AND REDUCE THE COST OF FUEL CELL SYSTEMS. THIS PROJECT ADDRESSES COST AND PERFORMANCE OF CARBONATE FUEL CELLS THAT CAN READILY USE COAL-DERIVED FUELS. INVESTIGATION OF AN INNOVATIVE MEANS FOR ACHIEVING REDUCED CAPITAL COSTS TOGETHER WITH A STREAMLINED SYSTEM DESIGN IS PLANNED. A MAJOR OPPORTUNITY FOR ACCOMPLISHING THESE OBJECTIVES EXISTS IN THE AREA OF ANODE OFFGAS MANAGEMENT BY SIMPLIFYING THE METHOD OF RECYCLING CARBON DIOXIDE TO THE FUEL CELL CATHODE. IN PHASE I SYSTEM DESIGN ANALYSIS, TRADEOFF ANALYSIS, AND BENCH-SCALE FUEL CELL TESTING WILL BE CARRIED OUT.

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