Evaluation of the Rural and Community Development Impacts of Fuel Cells

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Amount:
$50,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
1996
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
34432
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Technology Management, Inc.
9718 Lakeshore Blvd., Cleveland, OH, 44108
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Mr. Benson P. Lee
 Principal Investigator
 () -
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Fuel cells promise unique siting characteristics and operating benefits which can help extend or increase the availability of electrical power in rural communities. Some of these advantages include: availability in small sizes, modularity, fuel efficiency, reliability, economic operation, and environmental compliance. Fuel cells also offer the potential for using a range of available fuels and the availability of high temperature waste heat suitable for cogeneration. The proposed research will use focus groups to study the economic and social impact of fuel cell technology on the economic development of various enterprises, group organizations, and communities in non-metropolitan areas.

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