High Energy Density Hydrogen Delivery System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$742,404.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00014-11-C-0446
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N10A-030-0014
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N10A-T030
Solicitation Number:
2010.A
Small Business Information
MA, Newton, MA, 02466-1311
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
157030656
Principal Investigator:
Simon Stone
Program Manager
(781) 529-0525
sstone@ginerinc.com
Business Contact:
Anthony Vaccaro
President/COO
(781) 529-0504
avaccaro@ginerinc.com
Research Institution:
Purdue University
Jessica Lawrence
Young Hall
155 South Grant Street
West Lafayette, IN, 47907-2114
(765) 494-1055
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The US Navy requires advanced power systems for emerging autonomous underwater vehicle platforms, and hydrogen/oxygen fuel cells have been identified as a suitable replacement for the costly and hazardous primary lithium batteries currently in use. Giner Electrochemical Systems, LLC (GES) and Purdue have teamed to demonstrate a novel chemical hydride fueling solution that will enable onboard hydrogen generation at high energy density. The Phase II program will further develop pellet geometry and coating technology, and foam-based hydrogen generation catalysts for use in a fixed-bed reactor. The project will culminate in a fully engineered hydrogen generation system prototype producing 25 SLPM hydrogen, suitable for a 2.5-kWe H2/O2 fuel cell. In the option periods, GES and Purdue will perform extended evaluation and chemical process modeling of the prototype, and also develop and integrate a dead-ended fuel cell with the system.

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