Low Cost High Durability Reactor for Logistic Fuel Reforming

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W919MY-10-C-0011
Agency Tracking Number: A09A-018-0460
Amount: $99,989.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: A09A-T018
Solicitation Number: 2009.A
Small Business Information
244 Sobrante Way, Sunnyvale, CA, 94086
DUNS: 183365410
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kenneth Lux
 Lead Materials Engineer
 (408) 328-8306
Business Contact
 Mehdi Namazian
Title: Vice President
Phone: (408) 328-8303
Email: mehdi@altextech.com
Research Institution
 The Pennsylvania State University
 Chunshan Song
 Dept of Energy & Mineral Engr
C211 CUL
University Park, PA, 16802
 (814) 863-4466
 Nonprofit college or university
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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