SBIR Phase I:ELECTROCHEMICAL CONVERSION OF COMPLEX FUELS TO ELECTRICAL ENERGY

Period of Performance: 01/01/2010 - 12/31/2010

$126K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Axiome Advisors
35 Timberwood Rd.
West Hartford, CT 06117
Principal Investigator

Abstract

This SBIR Phase I project will develop a novel, single-cell, electrochemical cell that can convert a fuel to electrical energy at near ambient temperature, without reforming it to hydrogen, in a safe, non-toxic, non-flammable environment. It will demonstrate a method to control the fuel electrode activity by external electrical means while converting a complex organic fuel, such as a simple carbohydrate, to produce electrical power output comparable to that of a hydrogen fuel cell.