Mixed-Feed Direct Methanol Fuel Cell

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$728,398.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W911NF-05-C-0005
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-3447
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
GIBBARD RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CORPORA
P. O. Box 6191, Haverhill, MA, 01831
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
926385105
Principal Investigator:
Arthur Kaufman
Chief Technical Officer
(973) 325-1504
artkman99@bellsouth.net
Business Contact:
H. Gibbard
President
(603) 679-1590
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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