Novel Gas-Diffusion Electrodes for Carbon Dioxide Electroreduction

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-12-M-2248
Agency Tracking Number: F11B-T07-0013
Amount: $99,956.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2012
Solitcitation Year: 2011
Solitcitation Topic Code: AF11-BT07
Solitcitation Number: 2011.B
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
Business Contact
 Anthony Vaccaro
Title: President/COO
Phone: (781) 529-0504
Research Institution
 Idaho National Laboratory
 Michael E McIlwain, Ph.D.
 P.O. Box 1625
Idaho Falls, ID, 83402-1509
 (208) 526-8130
 Federally funded R&D center (FFRDC)
ABSTRACT: As security of fossil fuel sources is diminishing, the generation of synthetic fuels may constitute a significant strategic capability for the USAF. GES and the INL propose novel catalysts and electrochemical cell components for the electroreduction of carbon dioxide to syngas. Catalyst composition will be formulated to optimize both product selectivity and cell efficiency. A preliminary design for a system yielding syngas at a hydrogen-carbon monoxide ratio of 3:1 will be produced. BENEFIT: The efficient electroreduction of carbon dioxide is a potentially critical emissions abatement technology for the future. Carbon dioxide generated from fossil fuels could be captured and utilized in the manufacture of valuable hydrocarbon products, with carbon dioxide capture-credits (or the like) playing significantly into the economics. Our engineered solutions will advance this carbon dioxide utilization technology toward an integrated jet fuel synthesis system for which there is an emerging need in the military arena.

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