FY 2008 Annual Progress Report
DOE Hydrogen Program
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program provides small businesses with opportunities
to participate in DOE research activities by exploring new and innovative approaches to achieve research
and development (R&D) objectives. The funds set aside for SBIR projects are used to support an annual
competition for Phase I awards of up to $100,000 each for about nine months to explore the feasibility of
innovative concepts. Phase II is the principal research or R&D effort, and these awards are up to $750,000
over a two-year period. Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) projects include substantial (at least
30%) cooperative research collaboration between the small business and a non-profit research institution.
Table 1 lists the SBIR projects awarded in Fiscal Year 2008 related to the Hydrogen Program. On the
following pages are brief descriptions of each.
Table 1. FY 2008 SBIR Projects Related to the Hydrogen Program
Aqueous Phase Base-Facilitated-Reforming of Renewable Fuel
(Phase I Project)
Directed Technologies, Inc.
Faradayic ElectroEtching of Stainless Steel Bipolar Plates
(Phase I Project)
Faraday Technology, Inc.
Anode Concepts for SO2 Crossover Reduction in the HyS
Electrolyzer (Phase I Project)
Giner Electrochemical Systems, LLC
Power Generation from an Integrated Biofuel Reformer and Solid
Oxide Fuel Cell (Phase I Project)
Utilizing Metal Injection Molding to Meet High Volume, Cost
Effective Manufacturing of Bipolar Plates (Phase I Project)
Precision Energy and Technology, LLC
Sulfur-Resistant, Ultrathin Dense Membrane for Production of
High Purity Hydrogen (Phase I STTR Project)
T3 Scientific, LLC
Arden Hills, MN
Development of Highly Efficient Solid State Electrochemical
Hydrogen Compressor (Phase II Project)
FuelCell Energy, Inc.
Advanced Sealing Techn