Bio-fuel Reforming for High-Efficiency Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Generators

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-13-P-1073
Agency Tracking Number: N131-067-0066
Amount: $77,784.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: N131-067
Solicitation Number: 2013.1
Small Business Information
20 Southwest Park, Westwood, MA, -
DUNS: 878950948
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Neil Fernandes
 Manager Fuels Engineering
 (781) 461-8251
 nfernandes@acumentrics.com
Business Contact
 Douglas Schmidt
Title: Director
Phone: (781) 461-8251
Email: dougschmidt@acumentrics.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
Acumentrics proposes to utilize the unique properties of bio-fuel to deliver an integral reformer system that will directly utilize the thermal and electrochemical effect of the fuel cell through Acumentrics"tubular technology. This intimate contact with the fuel cell will levelize heat transfer and supply energy for reforming, enabling the reduction of air-supplied oxygen to the system. With Acumentrics"knowledge of 10kW operations, it will be shown that this unique bio-fuel system will supply over 40%LHV net efficiency. This Phase I proposal will describe an aggressive pathway to proving this technological breakthrough, demonstrating a major first step to the build of a 10kW fuel cell building block operating on bio-fuel.

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