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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-11-M-0350
Agency Tracking Number: N11A-028-0078
Amount: $79,939.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: N11A-T028
Solicitation Number: 2011.A
Small Business Information
303 Bear Hill Road, Waltham, MA, -
DUNS: 004627316
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Cushman
 EVP, National Security So
 (781) 890-1338
Business Contact
 Andrea Hicks
Title: Contracts Supervisor
Phone: (937) 429-9008
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
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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