Mixed-Feed Direct Methanol Fuel Cell

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-05-C-0005
Agency Tracking Number: A032-3447
Amount: $728,398.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: A03-051
Solicitation Number: 2003.2
Small Business Information
GIBBARD RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CORPORA
P. O. Box 6191, Haverhill, MA, 01831
DUNS: 926385105
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Arthur Kaufman
 Chief Technical Officer
 (973) 325-1504
 artkman99@bellsouth.net
Business Contact
 H. Gibbard
Title: President
Phone: (603) 679-1590
Email: fgibbard@earthlink.net
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The Phase I results give encouragement Phase II goals of a specific energy of 1 kWhr/kg and an energy density of 1 kWh/liter for a 20 W system and a 1 kWh mission are achievable under the following conditions: optimization of cathode catalyst and catalyst layer formulations to obtain higher and sustainable operating power density; optimization of bipolar stack design for minimum weight and size; optimization of system concept and hardware for minimum weight and size; and implementation of a fuel delivery strategy that is consistent with acceptably low loss of methanol vapor in the mixed-feed discharge.

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