A Bio-based Fuel Cell System for Rural Energy Generation

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$80,000.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
2006-33610-16782
Award Id:
80643
Agency Tracking Number:
2006-00316
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
106 Shuart Avenue, Suite 1, Syracuse, NY, 13203
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
SeanGifford
Principal Research Engineer
(781) 801-0023
s.gifford@antek-inc.com
Business Contact:
AnthonyTerrinoni
Vice President
(781) 801-0023
a.terrinoni@antek-inc.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Electricity generation accounts for greater than 50% of total U.S. farm emissions. Renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power are expensive and unreliable. The fuel costs incurred by U.S. farms are offset by supplemental assistance from the government. Particularly attractive are bio-based approaches which use enzymes or entire cells to directly convert renewable compounds into electricity. We show that the predicted power production of our system design should be sufficient to warrant employing this approach in the production of large-scale generators.

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