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SBIR Phase I: Nanostructured Mixed Ionic/Electronic Conducting Catalyst for Intermediate Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0419155
Agency Tracking Number: 0419155
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2004
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
74 Batterson Park Road
Farmington, CT 06032
United States
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 T. Danny Xiao
 PI
 (860) 678-7561
 info@usnanocorp.com
Business Contact
 Janet Sarin
Phone: (860) 487-3838
Email: info@inframat.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will demonstrate the feasibility of exploiting nanostructured mixed ionic and electronic conductor (MIEC) ceramic anode material for direct electrocatalytic oxidation of hydrocarbon in solid oxide fuel cell applications. The proposed catalyst consists of an electrical conducting phase, Sr0.88Y0.08TiO3, coated with an oxidation catalyst, Ce0.80Y0.20O0.19. Both phases are known MIECs ideal for fuel electrode materials in view of electrode polarization.

Commercial potential of the proposed technology includes solid oxide fuel cell applications, direct hydrogen generation for portable or stationary fuel cell systems for communication, computers, electric and hybrid vehicles, home utility suppliers, power source for appliances, military aircraft, electric wheelchairs, and medical power supply systems.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

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