Pajarito Powder Recipient of 2017 SBIR Research Grant

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Pajarito Powder Recipient of 2017 SBIR Research Grant

June 14th, 2017 • Posted by PPCPermalink

Pajarito Powder is proud to announce that it is a recipient of a Small Business and Innovation Research (SBIR) Grant for 2017. As an SBIR grant recipient, Pajarito Powder ranks among a small number of firms who have been Federally recognized for their potential to improve existing technologies surrounding fuel cell catalysts.

The SBIR Grant, awarded by a subsidiary of the U.S. Department of Energy, is intended for small businesses that have the potential to stimulate technological innovation and meet Federal R&D goals. The grant can be awarded in three phases; Phase I is meant to demonstrate a successful proof-of-concept, with those who succeed receiving a larger award in Phase II. Phase III is for technologies that have advanced enough to where they are ready for commercialization.

Pajarito Powder was awarded a Phase I grant for its potential to develop, implement and scale-up an innovative approach to building Durable Active Carbon Support systems (DACSs). The DACSs are heavily modified Precious-Metal-Free catalysts that, because of their sophisticated composition, reduce the overall amount of platinum needed. Dr. Alexey Serov, Chief Scientist at Pajarito Powder, says that the team’s approach will reduce “both carbon corrosion and platinum dissolution, increasing the overall durability of the fuel cell”.

Successful execution on the proof-of-concept in Phase I will allow Pajarito Powder to apply for Phase II of SBIR funding. “This project fits nicely with our core competencies as a company, and that’s great”, commented Dr. Alia Lubers, Pajarito Powder’s Catalyst Manufacturing Manager.

 

Pajarito Powder to Show a Strong Presence at North American Catalysis Society Conference

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Pajarito Powder to Show a Strong Presence at North American Catalysis Society Conference

June 5th, 2017 • Posted by PPC • Permalink

The North American Catalysis Society hosts its 25th biennial conference at the Hyatt Convention Center in Denver, Colorado from June 4th -9th. The conference is the premier scientific event in the field of catalysis research and development in 2017.

Pajarito Powder is center stage at the six-day event, as a sponsor, co-chairing two sessions at the conference, displaying papers and posters demonstrating the frontier of fuel cell and electrolyzer catalysis research, and supporting social media coverage.

Dr. Barr Zulevi, President and Chief Technology Officer at Pajarito Powder, is co-chairing two of the Catalysts for Fuel Cells sessions and commented “I’m excited and privileged to facilitate these sessions since NAM25 is the premier catalyst conference in North America and the session presentations will be excellent.” Links to the sessions co-chaired by Dr. Zulevi, as well as the research presented in each session, are found via the links below:

Sessions Co-chaired by Dr. Zulevi:

Several of Pajarito Powder’s engineers will present research at the conference. The topics presented include “Economical MOF-Based Precious-Metal Free Oxygen Reduction Reaction Catalysts, Durable Engineered Carbon Supports, and Controlled Structure Manufacturing of Porous Carbons.” Abstracts for the research presented by the Pajarito Powder team can be found on the conference website at the locations, below:

In addition to being a sponsor of NAM25, its presence on social media will be facilitated and supported by Pajarito Powder. “Social media presence is a great opportunity to expand reach to members and increase contribution toward catalysis research in North America,” commented Thomas J. Stephenson, CEO and Chairman, about Pajarito Powder’s social media support. “We’ll acknowledge sponsors, presenters, and contributors on Twitter, further promoting discussion around catalyst development.”

Please follow developments at the conference as they unfold via Twitter through @NAmCatSoc and #NAM25.