Logistic Fuel Sulfur Removal System for Shipboard Fuel Cell Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-04-C-0284
Agency Tracking Number: N033-0155
Amount: $500,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: N03-T006
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
650 Nuttman Road Suite 114, Santa Clara, CA, 95054
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mehdi Namazian
 Vice President
 (408) 982-2303
 mehdi@altextech.com
Business Contact
 John Kelly
Title: President
Phone: (408) 982-2302
Email: john@altextech.com
Research Institution
 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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