Low Power Non Thermal Plasma Assisted Removal of Impurities for Biogas Purification

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-11-M-0450
Agency Tracking Number: N112-160-0038
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: N112-160
Solicitation Number: 2011.2
Small Business Information
Lynntech, Inc.
2501 Earl Rudder Freeway South, College Station, TX, -
DUNS: 184758308
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mahesh Waje
 Scientist
 (979) 764-2200
 mahesh.waje@lynntech.com
Business Contact
 G. Hisaw
Title: Sr. Contracts Administrat
Phone: (979) 764-2218
Email: renee.hisaw@lynntech.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
There has been increased interest in use of biogas as a renewable energy source for environmentally benign power sources such as fuel cells. The stringent fuel quality requirements of the fuel cell however requires using multiple, complex purification steps for achieving the desired fuel quality. It is hence important to develop a simple cost and energy effective way to purify the biogas to the desired fuel quality for fuel cell. Lynntech proposes an integrated approach to remove these harmful impurities in biogas with a low maintenance, low pressure non-thermal plasma assisted catalytic process. The identified fuel cell system is Lynntech"s high temperature proton exchange membrane fuel cell (HT-PEMFC) technology. The target of the proposed work is to identify a single compact, low pressure, energy efficient system that will suffice for removing all the harmful impurities for the downstream fuel cell system. The proposed plasma system will also easily integrate with downstream methane reformation system for hydrogen production for fuel cell application.

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