Logistic-Fueled 500-kW SOFC Power System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$750,000.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00014-11-C-0386
Agency Tracking Number:
O2-0977
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD08-E09
Solicitation Number:
2008.3
Small Business Information
NexTech Materials, Ltd.
404 Enterprise Dr., Lewis Center, OH, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
927606251
Principal Investigator:
Michael Day
Director of Operations
(614) 842-6606
m.day@nextechmaterials.com
Business Contact:
William Dawson
President/CEO
(614) 842-6606
w.dawson@nextechmaterials.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
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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