The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced the FY 2014 Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Phase I Release 1 award winners, including four hydrogen and fuel cell projects in Arizona, Massachusetts, and South Carolina. These awards under the Office of Basic Energy Sciences will help small businesses with promising ideas for clean energy solutions such as hydrogen and fuel cells that could improve manufacturing processes, reduce reliance on foreign oil, and generate electricity from renewable sources.
Amsen Technologies LLC of Tucson, Arizona is developing high-performance proton exchange membranes for electrolysis cells.
Giner, Inc. of Newton, Massachusetts is developing a water electrolysis process that can provide high-pressure hydrogen straight to storage tanks or vehicles at efficiency and durability higher than today’s benchmark.
GVD Corp. of Cambridge, Massachusetts is developing improved plastic and elastomer seal coatings to enable reliable performance of hydrogen systems supporting Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles.
Tetramer Technologies, LLC of Pendleton, South Carolina is leveraging membrane technology developed through a previous EERE membrane humidifier project to design improved PEM electrolyzer ion exchange membranes.