Energy Recovery For Efficient Use Of Navy Fuels For Hydrogen Generation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-08-C-0412
Agency Tracking Number: N053-158-0383
Amount: $902,740.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: N05-158
Solicitation Number: 2005.3
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
 Subir Roychoudhury
 Director, Catalytic React
 (203) 287-3700
Business Contact
 J. Burns
Title: President
Phone: (203) 287-3700
Research Institution
Precision Combustion, Inc. (PCI) proposes to develop a breakthrough Microlith short-contact-time catalytic steam reformer (CSR) system for reforming logistics fuels to hydrogen for a 50 kWe fuel cell. This technology offers to achieve high efficiency in steam reforming in a system that is remarkably smaller and more lightweight than current steam reformers. In addition water requirement should be reduced and heat transfer improved. In Phase I, the concept was developed and evaluated, including experimental testing, accomplishing all Phase I objectives and supporting the benefits envisioned from a developed system. A broad set of advantages were identified compared to current steam reformers. In Phase II we will develop, model, and build a full scale system for delivery to the Navy. We will test it to assess and demonstrate the system’s capability, and work with the Navy to develop next steps.

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