Evaluation of the Rural and Community Development Impacts of Fuel Cells

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1996
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
34432
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Technology Management, Inc.
9718 Lakeshore Blvd., Cleveland, OH, 44108
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Mr. Benson P. Lee
Principal Investigator
() -
Business Contact:
() -
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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