TMI Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Operation on Animal-Waste Derived Ammonia Fuel

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2006-33610-16839
Agency Tracking Number: 2006-00576
Amount: $80,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
9718 Lakeshore Blvd null, Cleveland, OH, 44108
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Christopher Milliken
 Materials Group Leader
 (440) 995-9500
Business Contact
 Michael Petrik
Title: Vice President, General Manager
Phone: (440) 995-9500
Research Institution
Biomass offers extremely high potential as a carbon-neutral fuel source for power generation. Ammonia pollution from agricultural sources, particularly animal waste presents a serious chronic problem. Technology Management, Inc (TMI) proposes to demonstrate how ammonia contaminated biogas produced from wet biomass can be converted into useful electricity and heat by employing the Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC), an energy conversion device now being developed for commercialization. TMI proposes to operate an SOFC system on ammonia contaminated biogas directly as a renewable fuel and produce clean, on site electricity, thereby simultaneously removing a harmful pollutant while reducing the expense and use of conventional grid-based electric power. Operation of an SOFC on an otherwise harmful pollutant (ammonia) would not only demonstrate onsite waste to energy conversion, but would also reduce dependence on grid-based electricity and the burning fossil fuels.

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