Advanced Solid-Oxide Fuel Cell Technology

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-07-M-0497
Agency Tracking Number: O074-006-4029
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD07-T006
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
NEXTECH MATERIALS, LTD.
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
 m.seabaugh@nextechmaterials.com
Business Contact
 William Dawson
Title: President and CEO
Phone: (614) 842-6606
Email: w.dawson@nextechmaterials.com
Research Institution
 UNIV. OF FLORIDA
 Roslyn Oleson
 Sponsored Research
339 Weil Hall
Gainesville, FL, 32611
 (352) 392-9447
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
In this Phase I STTR program, NexTech Materials, Ltd. (NexTech) and the University of Florida (UF) will collaboratively demonstrate a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) design and materials set tailored to provide military users with a rugged, compact power supply, operating at temperatures below 600°C. Utilizing robust, high performance cell designs demonstrated for intermediate temperature use (700-800°C), NexTech and UF will access even lower operating temperatures through the demonstration of high conductivity electrolyte materials. NexTech's anode technology, which has demonstrated sulfur tolerance (up to 1000 ppmv in H2 fuel) at intermediate temperatures, will be evaluated for low temperature operation, its performance enhanced by catalyst infiltration. UF's high performance cathode materials will be incorporated into NexTech's cell designs to enable higher performance at low temperatures. Based on single cell tests in Phase I, a preliminary stack design will be developed for Phase II demonstration.

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