Sulfur-Tolerant Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) Anodes

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-07-M-2703
Agency Tracking Number: O063-EP1-1031
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD06-EP1
Solicitation Number: 2006.3
Small Business Information
404 Enterprise Dr., Lewis Center, OH, 43035
DUNS: 927606251
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Edward Sabolsky
 Fuel Cell Group Leader
 (614) 842-6606
Business Contact
 Andrew Patton
Title: Contracts and Financial Specialist
Phone: (614) 842-6606
Research Institution
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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