Efficient Chemical Storage of Hydrogen in a Liquid

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8501-09-P-0231
Agency Tracking Number: F083-244-2002
Amount: $99,991.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: AF083-244
Solicitation Number: 2008.3
Small Business Information
Powdermet Inc.
24112 Rockwell drive, Euclid, OH, 44117
DUNS: 175863463
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mikhail Redko
 Research Scientist
 (216) 404-0053
 mredko@powdermetinc.com
Business Contact
 Andrew Sherman
Title: President/CEO
Phone: (216) 404-0053
Email: ajsherman@powdermetinc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This Proposal is on hydrogen storage in the form of hydrogenated mixture of polycyclic hydrocarbons and their alkylated derivatives. Dehydrogenation of that mixture into polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) followed by hydrogen oxidation in fuel cell may satisfy the stringent DOE 2010 requirements, as shown by thermodynamical analysis of those processes. BENEFIT: The potential commercial applications for a liquid hydrogen storage method are quite large covering both military and civilian applications for fuel cells. This technology if successful could possibly transition our country into feasibly using a hydrogen infrastructure by converting the existing liquid infrastructure over to this new reusable hydrogen storage technology.

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