QSI is currently performing work under a National Science Foundation grant for designing, fabricating and testing a Compact Hydrogen Membrane Reformer system, to produce high-purity hydrogen from commonly available fuels like natural gas, gasoline and diesel, to be used in Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (HFCEVs). Once completely engineered, the compact reformer promises high-purity hydrogen with fast start-up times and good transient response to load (load-following characteristics). The compact reformer is being sized to produce 5 kg/week of hydrogen, a commonly accepted measure for the hydrogen needed for automotive applications by a typical American household; however, the physical attributes and performance characteristics of the reformer also promise on-board reforming of fuels for HFCEVs.
As QuantumSphere moves forward, we will continue leveraging our core skills in advanced nanocatalysts, high-performance electrodes systems, key technology platforms, and related process chemistries that can be translated into a broad range of clean-energy and portable power applications and generate near-term revenues for the company.
As always, thank you for your continued support and feedback.
Kevin D. Maloney, CEO
IN THIS ISSUE…
- QSI in the News:
- QSI Delivers on Key National Science Foundation Hydrogen Generation Grant Milestones
- By U.S. Department of Energy – May, 2009
- Recovery Act Announcement
- By U.S Department of Energy – May 27, 2009
- Steve Forbes Taps Nanotechnology, Software Advances As Ways Out Of Economic Doldrums
- By David D. Menzies, Triangle Tech News, May 15, 2009
- Doe Congressional Budget Request 2010 – “Transforming The Energy Economy Through Science & Innovation”
- By Office of Chief Financial Officer, Department of Energy, May, 2009
- Breathing Batteries Bring Big Benefits
- By Chuck Squatriglia, Wired May 25, 2009