Compact Fuel Processor for 2 kW Solid Oxide Fuel Cell

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QX-06-C-0069
Agency Tracking Number: A032-2377
Amount: $729,966.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: A03-028
Solicitation Number: 2003.2
Small Business Information
ASPEN PRODUCTS GROUP, INC.
186 CEDAR HILL STREET, MARLBOROUGH, MA, 01752
DUNS: 012925504
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Zhijiang Li
 Sr. Project Scientist
 (508) 481-5058
 zli@aspensystems.com
Business Contact
 Kang Lee
Title: President
Phone: (508) 481-5058
Email: klee@aspensystems.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The U.S. Army has the need for small and efficient fuel cell power generation systems (2 kW) that can operate on diesel and logistic fuels. The advantages of employing these fuels for “in-the-field” power generation in military deployment include high energy density and wide availability. Presently, efficient, compact, and reliable fuel processors that are capable of converting diesel and logistic fuels to contaminant-free reformate are not commercially available. In this project, we will develop such a fuel processor to reform diesel and logistic fuels into contaminant-free H2 and CO, as the fuel for 2 kW solid oxide fuel cells. In Phase I, we successfully demonstrated the technical feasibility of the proposed diesel processor concept. In Phase II, further R&D will be conducted to construct and demonstrate a working prototype diesel fuel processor.

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