Hydrogen Reformation of Renewable Ethanol for Military Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W9132T-07-C-0004
Agency Tracking Number: A062-139-2065
Amount: $69,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: A06-139
Solicitation Number: 2006.2
Small Business Information
410 Sackett Point Road, North Haven, CT, 06473
DUNS: 178154456
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Tianli Zhu
 Senior Engineer
 (203) 287-3700
Business Contact
 J. Burns
Title: President
Phone: (203) 287-3700
Email: kburns@precision-combustion.com
Research Institution
Precision Combustion, Inc. (PCI) proposes to develop and demonstrate a novel and long-lived sulfur tolerant catalyst for auto thermal reforming (ATR) of E85 fuel. The proposed technology builds on PCI’s ultra-compact, high efficiency, sulfur-tolerant Microlith® reforming catalysts under development for other fuels in other DoD programs, adding advanced catalyst development for E85 operation to improve long-term stability and H2 yield. The development in the Phase I program will be applied in Phase 2 to develop and produce a prototype E85 fuel ATR reformer and validate the expected effective lifetime of 40,000 hours with acceptable degradation levels.

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