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Selective Adsorption Membranes for Natural Gas Upgrading

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
61783
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
72061S03-I
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ITN Energy Systems, Inc.
8130 Shaffer Parkway Littleton, CO 80127-4107
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Selective Adsorption Membranes for Natural Gas Upgrading
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-03ER83689
Award Amount: $99,473.00
 

Abstract:

72061S03-I Continued demand for natural gas will require the use of reserves with high carbon dioxide concentrations, yet current technology cannot economically remove this carbon dioxide to yield market quality gas. This project will develop a novel surface adsorption membrane for upgrading this natural gas. Phase I will focus on evaluating selective surface adsorption membranes for removing carbon dioxide from natural gas. The membranes will be fabricated, their performance will be evaluated, and the effect of potential impurities and defouling/cleaning mechanisms will be determined. Ultimately, the technical and economic feasibility of the proposed membrane approach for upgrading natural gas will be determined. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by awardee: The technology should be directly applicable to upgrading natural gas to pipeline quality. The membrane process should be more economical for removing large concentrations of carbon dioxide than existing processes.

Principal Investigator:

Brian S. Berland
3032855107
bberland@itnes.com

Business Contact:

Janet Casteel
3032855111
jcastel@itnes.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Itn Energy Systems, Inc.
8130 Shaffer Parkway Littleton, CO 80127

EIN/Tax ID: 841263359
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No