SBIR Phase I: Novel Membrane-Electrode Assembly for High-Temperaure PEM Fuel Cells

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Amount:
$99,999.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
0232574
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2003
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
0232574
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
FuelCell Energy, Inc.
3 Great Pasture Rd., Danbury, CT, 06813
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Chao-Yi Yuh
 () -
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project is directed at developing novel high-temperature membranes/MEA for PEM fuel cell system for next generation vehicle (NGV) application. The overall objective is to operate PEM fuel cell at 120-150C to achieve high cell performance, improve CO tolerance, mitigate water and thermal management challenges and reduce system cost. The technical approach is to develop high-performing MEA consisting of membranes of high water retention capability and cathode of low polarization at high temperatures. High-temperature PEMFC is attractive due to its unique characteristics of simple system design. Such a clean, high-efficiency and simple system is very attractive for NGV. The main commercial market will be NGV passenger car and bus. Other markets will include mobile/portable power, ship, and commercial/residential building applications..

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