Logistic-Fueled 500-kW SOFC Power System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-09-M-0192
Agency Tracking Number:
O083-E09-4031
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
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:
Paul Matter
Chemical Systems Engineer
(614) 842-6606
p.matter@nextechmaterials.com
Business Contact:
William Dawson
President/CEO
(614) 842-6606
w.dawson@nextechmaterials.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
In this proposed SBIR project, NexTech Materials will determine feasibility of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) for large-scale (100+ kW) power generation from military logistic fuels. In Phase I, a conceptual design for a fuel cell power system operating on logistic fuel will be established in order to determine the expected energy density of a 500-kW SOFC system. Various operational modes will be considered, with experimental work to prove feasibility of candidate modes. Additional experimental work will be performed to determine the robustness of NexTech's SOFCs to various impurities that are expected to be present in the fuel and air streams. In Phase II, the detailed design of a 500-kW system will be completed and validated by sub-scale system testing. A dynamic model will also be established to simulate operability and transient performance of the fuel cell system.

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