Supported Molten Salt Electrolyte (SMSE) Unitized Regenerative Fuel Cell (URFC) for Distributed Power Grids

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,939.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-11-M-0350
Agency Tracking Number:
N11A-028-0078
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N11A-T028
Solicitation Number:
2011.A
Small Business Information
Infoscitex Corporation
303 Bear Hill Road, Waltham, MA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
004627316
Principal Investigator:
Michael Cushman
EVP, National Security So
(781) 890-1338
mcushman@infoscitex.com
Business Contact:
Andrea Hicks
Contracts Supervisor
(937) 429-9008
ahicks@infoscitex.com
Research Institution:
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Ravindra Datta
Dep. of Chemical Engineering
100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA, 01609-2280
(508) 831-6036
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The DOD has enacted an energy strategy that calls for both smarter energy usage and employment of alternative energy sources such that foreign oil reliance can be reduced and an increase in overall operational efficiency can be achieved. Localized generation presents an exciting opportunity for energy users in general, and the DOD specifically, to increase usage efficiency and exploit alternative energy sources. This proposal aims to provide the US Navy with an affordable energy generation/storage solution that will enable microgrid development and increase grid security/reliability. Infoscitex Corporation (IST) and Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) propose the development of a Supported Molten Salt Electrolyte (SMSE) Unitized Regenerative Fuel Cell (URFC) that addresses the deficiencies of the conventional URFCs.

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