High Energy Density Hydrogen Delivery System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-11-C-0446
Agency Tracking Number: N10A-030-0014
Amount: $742,404.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: N10A-T030
Solicitation Number: 2010.A
Small Business Information
Giner Electrochemical Systems, LLC
MA, Newton, MA, 02466-1311
DUNS: 157030656
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Simon Stone
 Program Manager
 (781) 529-0525
 sstone@ginerinc.com
Business Contact
 Anthony Vaccaro
Title: President/COO
Phone: (781) 529-0504
Email: 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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