Low Cost High Durability Reactor for Logistic Fuel Reforming

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$99,989.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W919MY-10-C-0011
Award Id:
94862
Agency Tracking Number:
A09A-018-0460
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
ARMY 09T018
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
244 Sobrante Way, Sunnyvale, CA, 94086
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
183365410
Principal Investigator:
Kenneth Lux
Lead Materials Engineer
(408) 328-8306
ken@altextech.com
Business Contact:
Mehdi Namazian
Vice President
(408) 328-8303
mehdi@altextech.com
Research Institute:
The Pennsylvania State University
Chunshan Song
Dept of Energy & Mineral Engr
C211 CUL
University Park, PA, 16802
(814) 863-4466
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Altex, a small business entity, and Pennsylvania State University (PSU), a research institution, have teamed up under this STTR program to develop the Low Cost High Durability reactor that reduces the cost of logistic fuel reforming by an order of magnitude. LCHD uses the PSU's novel low cost catalyst and an Altex innovative reactor design with low manufacturing cost. Under the proposed program the base catalyst and reactor design will be utilized to develop, fabricate, and test a subscale LCHD reactor on JP-8. These test results and analysis will be used to project the LCHD cost, durability, and performance. The Phase I work will be the basis of Phase II under which a prototype LCHD reformer will be developed and delivered to the Army for validation and verification of performance.

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