Sulfur-Tolerant Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) Anodes

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-08-C-2810
Agency Tracking Number: O063-EP1-1031
Amount: $1,749,960.00
Phase: Phase II
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
 Matthew Seabaugh
 Director, Fuel Cell R&D
 (614) 842-6606
Business Contact
 William Dawson
Title: President/CEO
Phone: (614) 842-6606
Research Institution
In this SBIR Phase II proposal (Topic OSD06-EP1), NexTech Materials, Ltd. will seek further development of the solid oxide fuel cell anode materials that were explored in Phase I. In Phase II, NexTech will use the anode platform that was established in Phase I to improve the understanding of sulfur poisoning and stabilization mechanisms, to optimize the anode design and cell performance, to conduct large-area single-cell and stack testing with H2S-containing simulated reformate fuels, and to extend the analytical and experimental work to other stack components. At the end of Year 1 of the program, NexTech will deliver ten full-size planar cells with sulfur tolerant anodes to the Air Force. The second year of the project will focus on the fabrication and testing of SOFC stacks, with a focus on operation with realistic fuels, high fuel utilization conditions, and cycling modes of operation. At the end of Year 2, a 500-watt SOFC stack designed to provide stable power generation on a sulfur-laden synthetic reformate will be delivered to the Air Force.

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