Logistic Fuel Sulfur Removal System for Shipboard Fuel Cell Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-03-M-0336
Agency Tracking Number: N033-0155
Amount: $69,929.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Altex Technologies Corp.
650 Nuttman Road, Suite 114, Santa Clara, CA, 95054
DUNS: 183365410
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mehdi Namazian
 Vice President
 (408) 982-2303
Business Contact
 John Kelly
Title: President
Phone: (408) 982-2302
Email: john@altextech.com
Research Institution
 Chunshan Song
 209 Academic Projects Building, The Pennsylvania State Unive
University Park, PA, 16802
 (814) 863-4466
 Nonprofit college or university
Future shipboard operations can beneficially use fuel cells operating on logistic fuels. However, these fuels have a high level of sulfur that needs to be removed before they can be used as a feedstock for fuel cell systems. Altex, a small businessentity, and Pennsylvania State University (PSU), a research organization, have teamed up under this STTR program to develop the innovative Logistic Fuel Sulfur Removal (LFSR) system. LFSR removes the fuel sulfur without detrimental impact on the fuelproperties and disposes the sulfur compounds into the seawater in an environmentally safe manner. Under the Phase I effort, analysis and testing will be used to demonstrate the feasibility of the LFSR for processing 500 BBL/day of Navy logistics fuel.These activities will provide the basis for demonstrating and delivering a prototype LFSR system in the Phase II effort. LFSR is scaleable and can be applied to several military and commercial applications. These applications include, military andcommercial marine applications, military and commercial transportation, power generation for remote stations, and distributed power generation. These are large markets that are currently limited by distillate fuel sulfur issues. LFSR will eliminate thisbarrier and allow penetration of these power generation markets. Considering all of these applications, LFSR could ultimately capture over a billion dollars market.

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