Logistic Fuel Sulfur Removal System for Shipboard Fuel Cell Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$500,000.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00014-04-C-0284
Award Id:
65169
Agency Tracking Number:
N033-0155
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
650 Nuttman Road Suite 114, Santa Clara, CA, 95054
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Mehdi Namazian
Vice President
(408) 982-2303
mehdi@altextech.com
Business Contact:
John Kelly
President
(408) 982-2302
john@altextech.com
Research Institute:
The Pennsylvania State University
Chunshan Song
209 Academic Projects Building
University Park, PA, 16802
(814) 863-4466
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Bulk fuel desulfurization is required to apply fuel cells to a new class of naval vessels. Altex, a small business entity, and Pennsylvania State University (PSU), a research organization, have teamed up under a Phase I STTR program and have shown the feasibility of the innovative Logistic Fuel Sulfur Removal (LFSR) system. The LFSR removes the fuel sulfur from Navy fuels without detrimental impacts on fuel properties and disposes the sulfur into seawater in an environmentally safe manner. Using test data, an LFSR system was designed for desulfurizing 500 BBL/ day of NATO-F76 fuel. During the proposed Phase II program, the LFSR system will be further refined for navy applications, and a lab-scale and a subscale unit will be fabricated and tested under the Phase II baseline and Option programs. This demonstration will provide the basis for designing and integrating the LFSR into new Navy vessels.

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