Logistic-Fueled 500-kW SOFC Power System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-11-C-0386
Agency Tracking Number: O2-0977
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD08-E09
Solicitation Number: 2008.3
Small Business Information
NexTech Materials, Ltd.
404 Enterprise Dr., Lewis Center, OH, -
DUNS: 927606251
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Day
 Director of Operations
 (614) 842-6606
Business Contact
 William Dawson
Title: President/CEO
Phone: (614) 842-6606
Email: w.dawson@nextechmaterials.com
Research Institution
In this Phase II SBIR project, NexTech Materials will continue development of high power density solid oxide fuel cell power systems for ship-service applications. The system being developed is based on planar stacks of NexTech"s proprietary FlexCells, which offer unprecedented sulfur tolerance (simplifying the use of JP-8 as a fuel) and scalability to very large areas (making it feasible to build stacks with 500+ kW power outputs). In Phase I of this project, NexTech completed preliminary designs of a JP-8 fueled 500-kW SOFC power plant and a high power density SOFC stack that is core to this power plant. In Phase II of the project, NexTech proposes further development of its NexTech"s large-area stack technology to validate the design principles of the 500-kW scale stack design established in Phase I. Work in the project will focus on testing of large-area FlexCells under conditions specific to ship-service power applications, design and modeling of large-area SOFC stacks, fabrication and testing of stacks made with large-area FlexCells, and delivery of a stack to NAVSEA for demonstration testing.

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