Compact Regenerative Fuel Cell

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-05-C-0043
Agency Tracking Number: O043-EP9-1201
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solitcitation Year: 2004
Solitcitation Topic Code: OSD04-EP9
Solitcitation Number: 2004.3
Small Business Information
MATERIALS & ELECTROCHEMICAL RESEARCH (ME
7960 S. Kolb Rd., Tucson, AZ, 85706
Duns: 147518286
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
  R.O.Loutfy
 President
 (520) 574-1980
 rloutfy@mercorp.com
Business Contact
 J. Withers
Title: CEO
Phone: (520) 574-1980
Email: mercorp@mercorp.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Regenerative fuel cells have the potential for significantly higher specific energy and cycle life than the most advanced batteries. Other advantages include the ability to provide very large short-term peak currents without damaging the system and exceptional environmental friendliness. While the technology has a great potential for replacing rechargeable batteries for some applications, problems with hydrogen storage, operational overhead, complexity, and cost have prevented the commercial use of these devices. MER Corporation proposes to develop a very compact regenerative fuel cell system that has no moving parts, very high specific energy, and can be produced at low cost. During Phase I, a small device will be demonstrated to prove the concept.

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