Sulfur-Tolerant Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) Anodes

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-07-M-2703
Agency Tracking Number:
O063-EP1-1031
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD06-EP1
Solicitation Number:
2006.3
Small Business Information
NEXTECH MATERIALS, LTD.
404 Enterprise Dr., Lewis Center, OH, 43035
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
927606251
Principal Investigator:
Edward Sabolsky
Fuel Cell Group Leader
(614) 842-6606
sabolsky@nextechmaterials.com
Business Contact:
Andrew Patton
Contracts and Financial Specialist
(614) 842-6606
patton@nextechmaterials.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
In this SBIR Phase I proposal (Topic OSD06-EP1), NexTech Materials, Ltd. will comparatively test anode materials sets for SOFCs for operation on sulfur-containing (200 ppmv H2S) fuels between 700-850„aC. Cell performance and stability will be characterized in both sulfur-containing hydrogen and simulated reformate fuels to provide a better scientific and engineering understanding of the benefits and limitations of the candidate materials sets. Parallel powder and catalyst characterization of the materials will provide a basis for the broader interpretation of the materials performance and operative mechanisms. Based on the optimization of materials performance and comparative testing, the composition(s) exhibiting the best performance will be selected for further development and commercialization in Phase II, providing the Air Force, other branches of the military and the commercial sector, a rapid demonstration of these sulfur-tolerant anode compositions and a commercial source for their acquisition.

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