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InnoVenture 2013

Fuel Flexible Portable Reformers


University of South Carolina Smartstate Center for Strategic Approaches to the Generation of Electricity SAGE Energy Solutions, LLC. May 2013

http://cec.sc.edu/sage/
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www.sagenergy.biz

SAGE Smartstate Center


Strategic Approaches to the Generation of Electricity Catalysts are at the heart of 21st century energy

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Combustion chemistry High-temperature functional materials (turbine blades) Combustion sensors Hydrogen storage materials

Environmental catalysis for power plants CO2 and coal conversion to chemicals and liquid fuels Efficient biomass upgrading to drop-in fuels Fuel reforming for portable fuel cells Hydrodesulfurization of fuels

UAV Market
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$9B/yr spent on batterypowered drones in the US


http://www.marketresearchmedia.com/ Teal Group Corporation, 2012

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Extending the Flighttime


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Stalker Payload: 3 lb Flight Time: 2+ hrs Altitude: up to 15,000 ft Propulsion: electric/battery


Stalker eXtended Endurance (Stalker XE) Payload: 2 lb Flight Time: 8+ hrs Altitude: up to 15,000 ft Propulsion: electric/fuel cell

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What is the problem?

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No LPG supply chain


JP-8 is the NATO fuel of choice

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Reformer cannot use water, electricity, or any additional chemicals

Core technology: The Catalyst


Patent App.: US 2013/0041198 A1
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Capable of converting JP-8 and Diesel > 40 wt% conversion Resists coking & easy to regenerate Sulfur tolerant

Portable Reformer Technology

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Current lab system: ~ 15 g/hrLPG


Fully automated and portable demo system
300 g/hrLPG

Expanding our Market

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Diesel Fuel

Silent power generation High fuel efficiency


1 kW ~ 0.3 gal/hr

Fuel flexibility

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Milestones

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Production
Marketing Demo unit Raise Funds Construction and testing Define customer needs

Meet with Customers Define exit strategy

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System Design Catalyst screening Process optimization Scale-up

SBIR/STTR Venture capitalist SC Launch

What are we looking for?

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Demonstration unit
Capital Partners for manufacturing

Networks

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Patent App.: US 2013/0041198 A1

Team
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20+ years catalysis research experience High throughput catalyst exploration, discovery, and design System optimization and prototype development Awarded The City of Columbia Fuel Cell Challenge

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