Direct Ethylene Glycol Fuel Cell Power System for Unattended Ground Sensors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QX-11-C-0082
Agency Tracking Number: A111-018-1369
Amount: $149,804.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: A11-018
Solicitation Number: 2011.1
Small Business Information
200 Yellow Place, Pines Industrial Center, Rockledge, FL, -
DUNS: 175302579
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Joshua Sole
 Sr. Mechanical Engineer
 (321) 631-3550
 jsole@mainstream-engr.com
Business Contact
 Michael Rizzo
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (321) 631-3550
Email: mar@mainstream-engr.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
A new family of non-precious metal catalysts is proposed for the oxidation of ethylene glycol in an alkaline anion exchange membrane direct ethylene glycol fuel cell (AEM-DEGFC). The new catalysts proposed by Mainstream combine the most desirable characteristics of some already demonstrated catalysts, and are expected to exhibit high stability, minimal poisoning, and the full oxidation of ethylene glycol. The catalysts (described within the proposal) will first be demonstrated in an idealized alkaline media, followed by an experimental demonstration of the best performing catalyst in an actual AEM-DEGFC.

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