Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-12-C-0008
Agency Tracking Number: A2-4580
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: A10a-T009
Solicitation Number: 2010.A
Small Business Information
3100 George Washington Way, Suite 108, Richland, WA, 99354-1663
DUNS: 004865247
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Qimin Ming
 Director, Sustainable Power
 (509) 375-1093
Business Contact
 Patricia Irving
Title: President&CEO
Phone: (509) 375-1093
Research Institution
 Indiana University
 John W Talbott
 Office of Research Admin
620 Union Drive, Room 518
Indianapolis, IN, 46202-5167
 (317) 278-3473
 Nonprofit college or university
A compact and efficient fuel processor that provides clean hydrogen from a high energy density liquid fuel such as butanol will allow fuel cell technology to be realized in military and commercial markets for portable applications. InnovaTek, and its proposal partner Indiana - Purdue University, will build on their combined experience in catalytic reforming to develop catalysts that are optimized for a micro structured membrane reactor that converts butanol to hydrogen for use by a PEM fuel cell to generate electricity. A proprietary partial oxidation catalyst that resists sintering and coking will be developed to assure a long lifetime for the reactor. InnovaTek"s fuel reformer will be designed using hydrogen-permeable membrane technology developed in collaboration with Pall Corporation to offer unique characteristics, including compactness, extremely efficient heat transfer, and sufficient hydrogen purity for a PEM fuel cell. The Phase II goal is to integrate the butanol reformer reactor, catalyst and membrane separation components into a single well-designed functional unit with all balance of plant components capable of demonstrating maintenance-free hydrogen generation for more than 500 hrs with an energy density of 3 kWhr/kg.

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