Hydrogen Reformation of Renewable Ethanol for Military Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,999.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W9132T-07-C-0004
Agency Tracking Number:
A062-139-2065
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
A06-139
Solicitation Number:
2006.2
Small Business Information
PRECISION COMBUSTION, INC.
410 Sackett Point Road, North Haven, CT, 06473
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
178154456
Principal Investigator:
Tianli Zhu
Senior Engineer
(203) 287-3700
tzhu@precision-combustion.com
Business Contact:
J. Burns
President
(203) 287-3700
kburns@precision-combustion.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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