Advanced Low-Melting Non-Segregating Electrolyte Compositions for MCFC

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 41689
Amount: $74,989.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1998
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
8040 South Madison Street, Burr Ridge, IL, 60521
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ms. Diane S. Erickson
 Manager, Technology Developmen
 (630) 986-8040
Business Contact
 Mr. Patrick F. McSweeney
Title: Secretary & General Counsel
Phone: (630) 986-8040
Research Institution
50172-98-I Advanced Low-Melting Non-Segregating Electrolyte Compositions for MCFC--M-C Power Corporation, 8040 South Madison Street, Burr Ridge, IL 60521-5808; (630) 986-8040 Ms. Diane S. Erickson, Principal Investigator Mr. Patrick F. McSweeney, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG02-98ER82611 Amount: $74,989 State of the art molten carbonate fuel cell (MCFC) electrolytes tend to segregate during long-term operation. This segregation, if allowed to continue, results in reduced performance and short fuel cell life. State-of-the-art MCFC electrolytes will be stabilized against migration by doping, and the resultant material will be demonstrated in operating fuel cells. The technical and economic feasibility of low-melting, non-segrating electrolytes for molten carbonate fuel cells will be established. The performance and stability will be demonstrated in bench-scale cell tests, and the economic benefit will be established by comparison with existing electrolytes. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: MCFC have the potential to provide low cost, environmentally benign, high quality power. This project is an important part of the MCFC development and commercialization effort._

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