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Company Information:

Company Name: InnovaTek, Inc.
City: Richland
State: WA
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (509) 375-1093

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,309,968.00 14
SBIR Phase II $2,579,991.00 4
STTR Phase I $539,862.00 6
STTR Phase II $1,856,553.00 3

Award List:

Oxidative Coupling of Methane in a Catalytic Micro-Channel Membrane Reactor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Not Available The objectives of this proposed Phase I SBIR effort are to develop the deign methods, manufacturing approaches, and establish preliminary performance estimates for a warhead consisting of multiple rigid penetrator segments that can be selectively deployed as a single monolythic… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Patricia M. Irving, President
Award Amount: $69,998.00

Miniature Infrared Transmissometer (MIT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Patricia Irving, President/CEO
Award Amount: $599,992.00
Abstract:
Threats from microorganisms in the air as a result of natural phenomena or human-induced activities such as terrorism cannot be adequately monitored and evaluated with current technology. Many of the sensor and detector devices that have been underdevelopment for counter-terrorism and… More

Miniature Infrared Transmissometer (MIT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Patricia Irving, President/CEO
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Threats from microorganisms in the air as a result of natural phenomena or human-induced activities such as terrorism cannot be adequately monitored and evaluated with current technology. Many of the sensor and detector devices that have been underdevelopment for counter-terrorism and… More

Advanced Catalyst For Microchannel Fuel Reformer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Qimin (Quentin) Ming, Staff Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
InnovaTek proposes to further develop a robust sulfur-tolerant steam reforming catalyst based on a proprietary formulation. As a component of an advanced fuel processor, this catalyst will be capable of reforming various hydrocarbons, including readilyavailable fuels such as gasoline, diesel, and… More

Mechanisms for the Destruction of Biological Surface Contaminants Treated with an Air Plasma

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Old Dominion Univ Research Fdn
Principal Investigator: Trevor Moeller, Staff Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Ruth Smith
Abstract:
"Effective decontamination technology is a national concern for both battlefield and other military applications as well as for terrorist situations. In the event of a bio-agent release, it is imperative that the affected areas are secured and exposedvictims, equipment, and environment are… More

Sulfur-Tolerant Water Gas Shift Catalyst for Fuel Processing in a Microchannel Reactor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Quentin Ming, Staff Scientist
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
"The rapid start time, quiet operation and high efficiency, of fuel cells provide an ideal solution as a mobile power source or an auxiliary power unit (APU) for a wide range of military and commercial applications. However, the supply of hydrogen gas tothe fuel cell at the point of use remains a… More

Cross-Flow Microchannel Combustor for Heat Transfer in Logistics Fuel Reformer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Trevor M. Moeller, Staff Scientist
Award Amount: $99,983.00
Abstract:
"In this Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project, InnovaTek will develop and demonstrate a novel catalytic microchannel combustion system configured for cross-flow operation. The microchannel combustor will be capable achieving high heattransfer rates and will provide a uniform… More

Personal Bio-Aerosol Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Patricia M. Irving, President/CEO
Award Amount: $69,990.00
Abstract:
Fieldable technologies that detect toxic biological particles in the air will provide the ability to warn and treat for exposure to harmful aerosolized agents. Current national military strategy specifies a worldwide force protection capability thatrequires detection, identification, and vaccination… More

Advanced Catalyst For Microchannel Fuel Reformer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Quentin Ming, Staff Scientist
Award Amount: $729,999.00
Abstract:
The rapid start time, quiet operation and high efficiency of Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) fuel cells provide an ideal solution as the portable power source for the individual soldier for extended missions. However, supply of hydrogen gas to the PEM fuel cell at the point of use remains a… More

Ultra-Trace Molecular Detection Instrumentation Based on Aerosol Nucleation with Rapid Preconcentration and Separation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Vladimir B. Mikheev, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Thomas McGarry
Abstract:
75447-The threat from the proliferation of nuclear weapons creates a continuous need for the long-term monitoring of chemical signatures of nuclear material production (effluents from uranium conversion and enrichment facilities). Detection networks and systems are needed to support the wide-area… More

Microchannel Reactor with Low Oxygen Consumption For Highly Efficient Hydrogen Production from Liquid Hydrocarbons

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: University of Florida
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey B. Harrison, Director Sustainable Power
Award Amount: $69,998.00
RI Contact: Jacob Chung
Abstract:
InnovaTek will determine the feasibility of combining microchannel prereformer and reformer reactors with microchannel heat exchangers into a single novel component for advanced fuel processing in undersea vehicles. The unique design of the proposed integrated system is characterized by very high… More

Low Cost Electrostatic Cyclone for Aerosol Collection and Concentration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Patricia M. Irving, President and Chief Executive Officer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
InnovaTek proposes to develop an advanced, low cost aerosol collector/concentrator that utilizes electrostatic precipitation and cyclonic impingement with a virtual impactor pre-concentrator that will have >90% collection efficiency while operating at 1000 LPM using less than 50 watts of power.… More

Cost Effective Ulta-Thin Palladium Based Membrane for Hydrogen Separation and Purification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ying Peng, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
78108S Hydrogen separation and purification is an enabling technology of the DOE FutureGen Program. The successful development of cost-effective hydrogen separation technology is a key element to separation/sequestration of carbon dioxide and delivery of high purity hydrogen for chemical processes… More

On-Line Organic Aerosol Analysis by Advanced Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Wladimir B. Mikheev, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,995.00
RI Contact: Susan M. Turner
Abstract:
78357 Better measurement technologies for rapid, in situ analysis of carbonaceous aerosols is a critical need for DOE research programs in climate change and clean vehicle technology. The identification and quantification of both the vapor and particulate phases of these compounds, as well as the… More

Portable Logistical Fuel Cell Powered Generator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Pickles, Systems Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: Mary Mittag-Miller
Abstract:
InnovaTek proposes to develop a JP-8 fuel cell electrical generator built on a microchannel reactor design that provides a very low volume, light weight system. The objective of the Phase I work is to develop and demonstrate the feasibility of a processing configuration that converts JP-8 fuel to a… More

Microchannel Reactor with Low Oxygen Consumption For Highly Efficient Hydrogen Production from Liquid Hydrocarbons

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: UNIV. OF FLORIDA
Principal Investigator: Patricia Irving, CEO
Award Amount: $599,983.00
RI Contact: Roslyn S. Oleson
Abstract:
The Navy deploys unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs) as underwater scouts and navigation aids. Future UUVs must operate autonomously to collect, analyze, and transmit intelligence to the host ship. Powering autonomous underwater robots for long-endurance missions is among the toughest problems the… More

Portable Logistical Fuel Cell Powered Generator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey S. Pickles, Systems Engineer
Award Amount: $506,570.00
RI Contact: Mary Mittag-Miller
Abstract:
InnovaTek will develop a JP-8 fuel cell electrical generator built on a microchannel reactor design that provides a very low volume, light weight system. The objective of the Phase II work is to develop and demonstrate a prototype system that converts JP-8 fuel to a hydrogen rich feed for a solid… More

JP-10 FUEL CELL POWER SYSTEM FOR UNDERSEA VEHICLES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Patricia Irving, CEO
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Underwater vehicles will serve as strategic factors in integrated operations of future surface ships and submarines, providing a range of support functions. The Navy has specified that unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs) act as force multipliers and risk reduction agents in the future. UUVs require… More

Power Generation from an Integrated Biofuel Reformer and Solid Oxide Fuel Cell

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Qimin Ming, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Alternative energy sources must be sought to meet the energy demands of our growing economy and to improve energy security while reducing environmental impacts. The conversion of bio-oil from non-food-based biomass to hydrogen for fuel cells would allow significant increases in the use of renewable… More

Power Generation from an Integrated Biofuel Reformer and Solid Oxide Fuel Cell

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Qimin Ming, Dr.
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Alternative energy sources must be sought to meet the energy demand of our growing economy and to improve energy security while reducing environmental impacts. The conversion of bio-oil from non-food-based biomass to hydrogen for fuel cells would allow significant increases in the use of renewable… More

Integrated Membrane Water Gas Shift Reactor for Hydrogen Production

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Qimin Ming, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
As petroleum and natural gas supplies decrease and costs increase, there is great interest in producing clean fuels from biomass and from coal, the nation¿s lowest-cost and most abundant fossil fuel resource, while sequestering carbon. The separation of hydrogen from syngas is an enabling… More

CATALYTIC MEMBRANE REACTOR FOR THE PRODUCTION OF HYDROGEN FROM BUTANOL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: Indiana University
Principal Investigator: Qimin Ming, Director, Sustainable Power
Award Amount: $99,869.00
RI Contact: John W. Talbott
Abstract:
A compact and efficient fuel processor that provides clean hydrogen from a high energy density liquid fuel such as butanol will allow fuel cell technology to be realized in military and commercial markets for portable applications. InnovaTek, and its proposal partner Indiana - Purdue University,… More

Fuel Cell Range Extender for Battery-Powered Airport Ground Support Equipment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Patricia M. Irving, Dr. – 509-375-1093
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Airlines and ground handling companies are facing ever increasing pressure to reduce the level of emissions and fuel consumption from their operations because of the environmental impacts and costs. An efficient battery electric power system that has an extended range through integration with a fuel… More

CATALYTIC MEMBRANE REACTOR FOR THE PRODUCTION OF HYDROGEN FROM BUTANOL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: Indiana University
Principal Investigator: Qimin Ming, Director, Sustainable Power – (509) 375-1093
Award Amount: $750,000.00
RI Contact: John W. Talbott
Abstract:
A compact and efficient fuel processor that provides clean hydrogen from a high energy density liquid fuel such as butanol will allow fuel cell technology to be realized in military and commercial markets for portable applications. InnovaTek, and its proposal partner Indiana - Purdue University,… More

The Use of Micro-Channel Reactors for Process Intensification in the Production of Transportation Fuels from Biomass

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Qimin Ming, Dr. – 509-375-1093
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Americas transportation sector relies almost exclusively (94%) on refined petroleum products, accounting for over 70% of the oil used. Nearly 9 million barrels of oil are required every day to fuel the 247million vehicles that constitute the U.S. lightduty transportation fleet. Biomass from… More

MULTI-FUEL PROCESSOR FOR PORTABLE POWER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Patricia M. Irving, President&CEO – (509) 375-1093
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
The quiet operation and high efficiency of fuel cells provide an ideal solution for portable electric power generation for a wide range of military and commercial applications. A compact and efficient fuel processor that provides hydrogen from multiple types of liquid fuels will allow fuel cell… More