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Company Information:

Company Name: Precision Combustion, Inc.
City: North Haven
State: CT
Zip+4: 06473-3106
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (203) 287-3700

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $5,956,089.21 74
SBIR Phase II $19,535,481.00 36
STTR Phase I $124,842.00 1

Award List:

CATALYTIC IGNITION ROTARY COMBUSTION ENGINE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00

CATALYTIC STABILIZED THERMAL COMBUSTION OF HAZARDOUS ORGAN- ORGANICS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: William c pfefferle
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
An attractive potential alternative to current hazardous organics incinerators is the catalytically stabilized ther- mal (cst) combustor. explored in the late 1970's (with epa funding) as a combustion system to eliminate gas turbine noxemissions, the cst combustor uses catalytic surface reac- tions… More

DIESEL COLD START USING CATALYTICALLY ASSISTED IGNITION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: William C Pfefferle
Award Amount: $50,000.00

CATALYTIC IGNITION ROTARY COMBUSTION ENGINE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $496,759.00
Abstract:
William c. pfefferle associates (wcp) has invented a proprietary catalytic ignition fuel-injected engine which potentially offers a number of promising features, includingsubstantially increased fuel economy, significantly more power, notably quieter operation, reduced particulate emissions and the… More

CATALYTICALLY STABILIZED THERMAL INCINERATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: William Pfefferle , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00

CATALYTIC LINER FOR GAS TURBINE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: William C Pfefferle
Award Amount: $59,554.00

FAST LIGHTOFF CATALYTIC CONVERTER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: William Pfefferle , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00

DIESEL COLD START USING CATALYTICALLY ASSISTED IGNITION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: William C Pfefferle
Award Amount: $500,207.00
Abstract:
It would be very desirable to develop a reliable cold start/cold run technology which would enable rapid start-up with low energy requirements, no operating performance losses, no use of auxiliary fuels, and fully mobile capabilities. such a technology would significantly improve reliability of… More

CATALYTIC LINER FOR GAS TURBINE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: William C Pfefferle
Award Amount: $281,093.00
Abstract:
Precision combustion, inc. is working to research, develop and commercialize catalytically stabilized thermal combustion technologies. our chief scientist, dr. william pfefferle, invented the catalytic combustor, and our yale university consultant first discovered and measured the free… More

CATALYTICALLY STABILIZED THERMAL INCINERATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: William Pfefferle , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $225,000.00
Abstract:
A plug flow catalytically stabilized thermal (cst) combustoroffers an attractive potential alternative to current high residence time incinerators for the effective and economicaldestruction of refractory organics. the cst combustor uses catalytic surface reactions to stabilize gas phase combustion,… More

FAST LIGHTOFF CATALYTIC CONVERTER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: William Pfefferle , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Much of the total operational cycle emission from automobiles occurs during the initial minutes of engine operation, before the catalytic converter has been sufficiently warmed by inlet air to reach full operating temperature. precision combustion, inc. (pci) will develop its fast thermal response… More

CATALYTIC GLOWPLUGS FOR COLD STARTING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: William C Pfefferle
Award Amount: $55,657.00

CATALYTICALLY STABILIZED THERMAL INCINERATION OF VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Dr William Pfefferle
Award Amount: $49,956.00

CATALYTICALLY STABILIZED THERMAL INCINERATION OF VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Dr William Pfefferle
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
A unique gas turbine/voc incineration system based on catalytically stabilized (cst) incineration is proposed, offering both very low net consts and ultra high destructionof organics in any organic fume or air stream, including those laden with particulates (whether organic, such as cotton or grain… More

HIGH EFFICIENCY LONG LIFE CATALYTIC OXIDATION SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr William C Pfefferle , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $59,322.00
Abstract:
Precision combustion is developing highly compact and more effective catalytic metal monolith and catalytic incineration technology. an epa sbir phase i project (completed 4/90) demonstrated very high catalytic conversion of exhaust gases, with low amounts of electric heating capable of providing… More

NOVEL CATALYTIC APPROACH TO COMBUSTION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00

CATALYTIC LEAN BURN GASOLINE ENGINE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: William C Pfefferle , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,922.00

POWER GENERATION: ELECTRIC POWER SOURCES AND DIESEL AND GAS TURBINE ENGINES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: William C Pfefferle , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $53,961.00

CATALYTIC GLOWPLUGS FOR COLD STARTING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: William C Pfefferle
Award Amount: $510,540.00
Abstract:
Cold starting of diesel engines at the military's -25 f and -60 f standards continues to be a problem for most engines, and even at temperatures where the engines will start, there may be a significant warmup period before appreciable power is available. catalytic glowplugs offer the simplicity of a… More

CATALYTIC LEAN BURN GASOLINE ENGINE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: William C Pfefferle , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Precision combustion, inc., proposes to explore catalytic coatings on the combustion chamber walls of small utility engines in a continuing modification of small gasoline engines so that ultimately they will be able to operate at truly lean fuel/air ratios favoring low hc, co, and nox emissions. the… More

NOVEL CATALYTIC APPROACH TO COMBUSTION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $496,008.00
Abstract:
This project is developing a novel, catalytically ignited, plug-flow combustor that will improve gas turbine performance. based upon prior sbir projects and internal research, the project will experimentally test key aspects of this improved catalytic combustor, demonstrating improved operational… More

A CATALYTIC COMBUSTOR-BASED COAL GASIFICATION COMBINED CYCLE GAS TURBINE SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Integrated-gasification combined cycle gas turbine systems offer the potential for efficient use of coal in the production of power and heat. the recently developed advanced technology catalytic combustor (atecc) technology offers an opportunity for several improvements to these systems. the most… More

CATALYTIC INTEGRAL IGNITOR/INJECTOR FOR IMPROVED IGNITION/STABILITY AND ALTITUDE RELIGHT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr William C. Pfefferle
Award Amount: $56,776.00

NOVEL HIGH EFFICIENCY CATALYTIC CONVERTER FOR UTILITY AND OTHER ENGINES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Dr William C Pfefferle , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00

POWER GENERATION: ELECTRIC POWER SOURCES AND DIESEL AND GAS TURBINE ENGINES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: William C Pfefferle , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $479,226.00
Abstract:
Integrating a catalytic glow plug into an air blast fuel injector offers an opportunity to significantly reduce soot emissions from a gas turbine while simultaneously producing improvements in terms of engine performance and fuel insensitivity. previous work by precision combustion developing a… More

CATALYTIC INTEGRAL IGNITOR/INJECTOR FOR IMPROVED IGNITION/STABILITY AND ALTITUDE RELIGHT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr William C. Pfefferle
Award Amount: $431,876.00
Abstract:
Integrating a catalytic ignitor into an air blast fuel injector offers an opportunity to significantly improve flame stability and altitude relight, among other advantages. previous work by precision combustion developing a catalytic glow plug has shown that a catalytic ignitor offers substantially… More

NOVEL HIGH EFFICIENCY CATALYTIC CONVERTER FOR UTILITY AND OTHER ENGINES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Dr William C Pfefferle , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $149,850.00
Abstract:
The thirteen million two and four stroke gasoline utility engines sold in the u.s each year are a major sourch of total u.s. air emissions. the california air resources board estimates that these rich-burning utility engines contribute five percent of the total statewide mobile sources hydrocarbons… More

Catalytically Enhanced Combustor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr William C. Pfefferle
Award Amount: $79,099.00
Abstract:
Substantial effort is being devoted to improving gas turbine engine efficiency and emissions under a number of government and engine company programs, directed to efficiency, performance and environmental objectives. Precision Combustion proposes a novel approach to implementing catalytic combustion… More

ADVANCED MATERIALS FOR CATALYTIC COMBUSTION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: William C Pfefferle
Award Amount: $64,997.00
Abstract:
Catalytically stabilized thermal combustion (cst combustion) offers significant advantages for high efficiency, ultra-low emissions combustion applications in gas turbine engines, burners, incinerators, and even ic reciprocating engines. with cst combustion, nox emissions can be effectively… More

Regenerable Catalytic Filter/Adsorption System for Efficient Control of Particulates and VOCs from Paint Booths

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: William C. Pfefferle
Award Amount: $59,890.00

Metal-Monolith Catalytic Converter for Trace-Contaminant Control System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: William C. Pfefferle
Award Amount: $62,207.00

Regenerable Catalytic Filter/Adsorption System for Efficient Control of Particulates and VOCs from Paint Booths

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: William C. Pfefferle
Award Amount: $748,650.00
Abstract:
This project will develop an integrated system to control the emissions of particulates and VOC's from Air Force painting booths. Success in this undertaking will provide a reliable, high efficiency, low operating cost alternative to existing control systems. The objective of the Phase I program is… More

An Integrated Catalyst/Substrate for Catalytic Combustion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: William Pfefferle
Award Amount: $75,000.00

Clean Starting Catalytic Combustor for Gas Turbine-Electric Automotive Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: William Pfefferle
Award Amount: $64,961.00

An Advanced Technology Catalytic Combustor for Natural Gas Turbine Engines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: William C. Pfefferle
Award Amount: $75,000.00

Metal-Monolith Catalytic Converter for Trace-Contaminant Control System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: William C. Pfefferle
Award Amount: $600,000.00

Advanced Subsonic Engine High Efficiency Combustor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: William C. Pfefferle , Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Ultra Low Emissions Gas Turbine Engine for Flightline Support Equipment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. William Pfefferle
Award Amount: $96,233.00
Abstract:
Local environmental regulations are imposing ever-stricter emissions limits on internal combustion engines operating at commercial and military airfields. Typically, these Auxiliary Ground Equipment (AGE) engines have been either diesel engines ranging from 50 to 400 hp or gas turbine… More

An Advanced Technology Catalytic Combustor for Natural Gas Turbine Engines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: William C. Pfefferle
Award Amount: $749,812.00

FLASHBACK AND PREIGNITION PREVENTION IN LEAN, PREMIXED LOW NOX COMBUSTORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: William Pfefferle , Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00

FLASHBACK AND PREIGNITION PREVENTION IN LEAN, PREMIXED LOW NOX COMBUSTORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: William Pfefferle , Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $592,488.00

Integrated Premixer and Flashback Arrestor for Lean Pre-Mix and Catalytic Low NOx Combustors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Gilbert Kraemer , Sr. Research & Development
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
51190-98-I Integrated Premixer and Flashback Arrestor for Lean Pre-Mix and Catalytic Low NOx Combustors--Precision Combustion, Inc., 25 Science Park, Box 24, New Haven, CT 06511-1968; (203) 787-8614 Dr. Gilbert Kraemer, Principal Investigator Mr. Paul Donahe, CPA, Business Official DOE Grant No.… More

A Catalytically Stabilized Lean Direct Injection Combustor for Advanced Subsonic Technology Emissions Reduction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $70,000.00

SBIR Phase I: Clean and Efficient Catalytic Combustion of Methane

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: R. Samuel Boorse
Award Amount: $100,000.00

Low Temperature Lightoff, Lightweight Catalytic Oxidation Reactor for Life Support Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $70,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: R Samuel Boorse
Award Amount: $399,999.00

Novel Catalyst Substrate for the Preferential Oxidation (PROX) of CArbon Monoxide

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Paul Menacherry
Award Amount: $100,000.00

Innovative Catalytic NOx Control System for Reducing Mobile Source Cold Start Emissions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Not Available The most cost-effective, scalable format for the development of high power ladar and directed energy systems is to combine medium power laser modules into a coherently phased array. To this end, CTI proposes to develop a coherent synthetic aperture, synthetic wavelength ladar system… More

Advanced Catalytic Pilot for Advanced Gas Trubine Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Not Available Rapid developments in information technology and the associated application and assimilation of this technology provide a tremendous opportunity to enhance the mission planning and evaluation capabilities of Air Force commanders. An architecture employing multiple intelligent software… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Paul Menacherry
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Paul Menacherry
Award Amount: $400,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Robert Carter
Award Amount: $100,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Shah Etemad, Manager
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Shah Etemad, Manager
Award Amount: $750,000.00

SBIR Phase I: Novel Catalyst Substrate for the High and Low Temperature Water Gas Shift Reactor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Paul Menacherry
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop compact Water Gas Shift Reactors (WGSR) with rapid startup and load following through the use of a novel catalyst substrate design consisting of multiple Ultra Short Channel Length (USCL), high cell density metal monoliths… More

A Novel Thermo-Vacuum Microlith Adsorber for TCCS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Subir Roychoudhury, Manager, Microlith Development
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
The Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) used onboard the International Space Station provides for control of trace cabin air contamination originating from materials off-gassing, human metabolism, hygiene activities, experimental facilities, etc. The TCCS removes contaminants via a combination… More

A Novel Thermo-Vacuum Microlith Adsorber for TCCS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Subir Roychoudhury, Manager, Microlith Development
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) used onboard the International Space Station provides for control of trace cabin air contamination originating from materials off-gassing, human metabolism, hygiene activities, experimental facilities, etc. The TCCS removes contaminants via a combination… More

Low NOx Catalytic Combustor for Military Aircraft Engines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Hasan Karim, Senior Research and Devel
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
"Precision Combustion Inc. (PCI) proposes a novel gas turbine engine fuel injector design that combines catalytic combustion, direct injection and higher airflows through the injector for reducing NOx emission from military aircraft engines withoutdeterioration of the Lean Blow Out (LBO) limit and… More

Methanol Micro Reformer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Maxim Lyubovsky, Sr Research Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
"Precision Combustion, Inc. (PCI) proposes to develop a compact methanol reformer based on this Microlith,¿ catalytic reactor technology, capable of delivering 20 ¿V 400 cc/sec of high purity hydrogen for use in Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cellsoperating at 15 ¿V 300 W range. The… More

SBIR/STTR Phase II: Novel Catalyst Substrate for the High and Low Temperature Water Gas Shift Reactor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Marco Castaldi
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project seeks to develop a compact, lightweight, and low cost Microlith Water Gas Shift (WGS) reactor capable of rapid start-up, excellent transient response and high CO conversion efficiency with very low levels of methane formation. This technology… More

SBIR/STTR Phase II: Novel Catalyst Substrate for the High and Low Temperature Water Gas Shift Reactor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Marco Castaldi
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project seeks to develop a compact, lightweight, and low cost Microlith Water Gas Shift (WGS) reactor capable of rapid start-up, excellent transient response and high CO conversion efficiency with very low levels of methane formation. This technology… More

JP-8 Micro-reformer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Subir Roychoudhury, Product Development manag
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
"PCI proposes into topic Area 2 to develop and demonstrate a JP-8 micro-reformer capable of delivering the hydrogen required for a 20 We Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) from a catalytic reactor which is expected to be ~1 in3 (size of 2 standard AA batteries)and weighing

Low NOx Catalytic Combustor for Military Aircraft Engines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Hasan Karim, Senior Research and Devel
Award Amount: $350,000.00
Abstract:
Precision Combustion, Inc. (PCI) proposes to continue development of a novel gas turbine engine catalytic fuel injector design for reducing NOx emissions from Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) engines without compromising performance and operability. The systemoffers the potential to lower NOx emissions… More

Nano-Zeolite Coatings on Microlith Substrates for High Selectivity Chemical Reactions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Rene LaPierre
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
72357S03-I The reduction of zeolite crystallite to nanoscale sizes increases observed catalytic activity due to the minimization of intracrystalline diffusion barriers. However, the resulting increase in the fraction of relatively non-selective catalytically active sites on the external faces of… More

Recovery of Natural Gas From Methane Hydrate Deposits

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: William Pfefferle
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
72818S03-I Thermal dissociation of methane hydrates by the injection of a hot fluid is a potential method of recovering natural gas from hydrate deposits that are either undersea or below permafrost. However, because of heat loss to the reservoir rock and water, the injected energy can exceed the… More

Recovery of Natural Gas from Methane Hydrate Deposits

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: William Pfefferle, Dr.
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
72818-Methane hydrates comprise a large potential energy source for the U.S. The thermal dissociation of methane hydrates by the injection of a hot fluid offers the potential to economically, effectively, and controllably produce natural gas from methane hydrate deposits, along with the potential… More

Novel Accelerator for Hydrogen Peroxide Cat Bed Start

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Gilbert O. Kraemer, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
An internal, low power accelerator for hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) catalytic decomposition reactors can provide significant size, weight and cost reductions over traditional external heaters used to elevate the initial temperature of catalytic reactors for the Airborne Laser. Electrical power… More

Logistic Fuel Micro-Reformer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Maxim Lyubovsky, Senior Catalyst Scientist
Award Amount: $120,000.00
Abstract:
Precision Combustion, Inc. (PCI) proposes to develop a compact catalytic reactor based on the proprietary Microlithr catalytic substrate technology for autothermal reforming (ATR) of JP-8 and diesel fuel at the 0.5 - 2 kWe scale. The size of the catalytic reactor is expected to be about 6 in3 (2… More

Logistic Fuel Micro-Reformer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Maxim Lyubovsky, Senior Catalyst Scientist
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
Precision Combustion, Inc. (PCI), utilizing coated metallic mesh substrate technology (patented and trademarked by PCI as Microlithr) has demonstrated operation of compact, modular reactors for converting liquid and gaseous hydrocarbon fuels into a mixture of CO and H2 at exceptionally high power… More

JP-8 Gasifier and Pre-Reformer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Subir Roychoudhury, Product Development Manag
Award Amount: $120,000.00
Abstract:
Precision Combustion, Inc. (PCI) proposes to develop a compact multi-fuel catalytic reactor based on the proprietary Microlithr technology for gasification and pre-reforming of up to 6 lb/hr (i.e. ~ 40 kWt) of liquid hydrocarbon logistic fuels, such as JP-8, diesel or Jet-A, without the need for… More

JP-8 Gasifier and Pre-Reformer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Subir Roychoudhury, Principal Scientist, Dev.
Award Amount: $919,839.00
Abstract:
Precision Combustion, Inc. (PCI), utilizing patented Microlithr substrates, has demonstrated small, modular reactors for reforming liquid and gaseous hydrocarbon fuels at exceptionally high power densities. During Phase I, in addition to demonstrating efficient JP-8 and Diesel reforming capability,… More

Efficient JP-8 Burners for Soldier Portable Stirling Power Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Subir Roychoudhury, Director, Product Development
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
Precision Combustion, Inc (PCI) proposes to a develop scalable lightweight and efficient JP-8 burner for generating electrical power from Stirling system. Successful development will result in highly efficient, ultra-compact, fuel-flexible burners, scalable, with high power density, capable of… More

Energy Recovery For Efficient Use Of Navy Fuels For Hydrogen Generation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Subir Roychoudhury, Product Development Manager
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
Precision Combustion, Inc. (PCI) is proposing to develop a hydrogen generation system for PEM fuel cells using a novel catalytic steam reforming process, capable of utilizing Navy logistic fuels efficiently for improving overall system efficiency. The steam reformer, will be based upon PCI's… More

Hydrogen Reformation of Renewable Ethanol for Military Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Tianli Zhu, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
Precision Combustion, Inc. (PCI) proposes to develop and demonstrate a novel and long-lived sulfur tolerant catalyst for auto thermal reforming (ATR) of E85 fuel. The proposed technology builds on PCI's ultra-compact, high efficiency, sulfur-tolerant Microlithr reforming catalysts under development… More

SBIR Phase I: Methanation of Diesel Fuels

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Subir Roychoudhury, Dr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I research project will develop and demonstrate proof-of-concept of a Microlith-based catalytic reactor for reforming Tier II Diesel fuel such that it contains > or =10% CH4 in addition to CO and H2 without allowing coke formation. The proposed reactor… More

Economical Power Source for Dismounted Soldier and Unattended Ground Sensor Missions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Richard Mastanduno, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,994.00
Abstract:
The Army has identified a need for low (

Efficient JP-8 Burners for Soldier Portable Stirling Power Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Subir Roychoudhury, Director, Product Develop
Award Amount: $720,043.00
Abstract:
Precision Combustion, Inc (PCI) proposes to develop a scalable lightweight and efficient JP-8 burner for generating electrical power from Stirling engine systems. Successful development will result in highly efficient, ultra-compact, fuel-flexible burners, scalable, with high power density, capable… More

Novel Water Neutral Diesel Fuel Processor and Sulfur Trap

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Subir Roychoudhury, Mr
Award Amount: $99,964.00
Abstract:
This project will develop a thermally-integrated, compact, efficient, and durable diesel reformer, steam generator, and sulfur trap. The system will operate at steam-to-carbon ratios low enough to allow overall water-neutral operation, while being resistant to coking and fuel sulfur. Anticipated… More

Novel System for Solid Catalyzed Isobutane/Olefin Alkylation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: William Pfefferle, Dr
Award Amount: $99,982.00
Abstract:
Isobutane/olefin alkylation is a major refinery process in which light hydrocarbons (isobutene and mainly C3 and C4 olefins) are converted to a high octane gasoline feedstock. Environmental and safety concerns have led to interest in the potential for increasing the amount of alkylate used in… More

Micro-ignition Components for Heavy Fuel Engines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Sharokh Etmemad, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,925.00
Abstract:
Precision Combustion, Inc. (PCI) proposes a durable miniature catalytic glow plug as an enabling component for the use of heavy fuels in small, high power density engines for unmanned applications. The use of heavy fuels in such engines will have a major impact on availability of fuel supplies for… More

Energy Recovery For Efficient Use Of Navy Fuels For Hydrogen Generation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Subir Roychoudhury, Director, Catalytic React
Award Amount: $874,499.00
Abstract:
Precision Combustion, Inc. (PCI) proposes to develop a breakthrough Microlith short-contact-time catalytic steam reformer (CSR) system for reforming logistics fuels to hydrogen for a 50 kWe fuel cell. This technology offers to achieve high efficiency in steam reforming in a system that is… More

Novel Water Neutral Diesel Fuel Processor and Sulfur Trap

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Subir Roychoudhury, Mr
Award Amount: $749,891.00
Abstract:
To provide electricity for distributed and mobile applications, solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) have the potential to operate with much less fuel than that used by generators based on internal combustion engines. However, these systems also must have long life and sell for a price that is… More

Development of Novel Oxy-Syngas Zero-Emission Reheat Combustor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Sharokh Etemad, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,981.00
Abstract:
The need to keep pollutant emissions at ultra-low levels has led to the development of oxy-fuel combustion. This process requires a reheat combustor component to operate stably in the high-steam-content, high-temperature, high-pressure environment of clean coal technologies. However, inadequate… More

Novel System for Solid Catalyzed Isobutane/Olefin Alkylation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: William Pfefferle, Dr
Award Amount: $749,913.00
Abstract:
Isobutene/olefin alkylation is a major refinery process in which light hydrocarbons (isobutene and, mainly, C3 and C4 olefins) are converted to a high octane gasoline feedstock. Alkylate currently accounts for a key fraction of the total U.S. gasoline pool; in fact, concerns over emissions have led… More

Flameless Combustion for Kitchen Appliances

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Richard Mastanduno, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,906.00
Abstract:
PCI proposes a novel recuperated Microlith flameless catalytic combustion system technology for a hot surface cooktop module fueled with JP8. The design integrates several innovations to enable complete flameless combustion without coking and with very high heating efficiency (>75% griddle heat… More

Compact Stable Low Residence Time Inter-Turbine Combustor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Shahrokh Etemad, Director, Engineering and
Award Amount: $99,959.00
Abstract:
PCI proposes a novel reformer/injector system for aviation fuel combustion that offers the ability to produce compact/low residence time combustion at high efficiency. This technology offers a simple, light-weight, compact and cost-effective design providing stable combustion with low emissions in… More

Development of Novel Oxy-Syngas Zero-Emission Reheat Combustor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Sharokh Etemad, Dr.
Award Amount: $749,990.00
Abstract:
Zero-emission power generation, via an economical carbon capture and storage (CCS) process, offers a sustainable future for coal-derived fuels. Successful oxy-fuel combustion technology is a candidate for satisfying this objective, provided that the cycle efficiency can be boosted to levels that… More

Novel Catalytic Reactor for CO2 Reduction via Sabatier Process

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Christian Junaedi, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,994.00
Abstract:
Precision Combustion, Inc. (PCI) proposes to develop a novel, efficient, and lightweight catalytic Sabatier CO2 methanation unit, capable of converting a mixture of CO2 and H2 to methane and water with targeted CO2 conversions of ≥90% at high throughputs and at low operating temperatures… More

Flameless Combustion for Kitchen Appliances

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Richard Mastanduno, Principal Investigator – (203) 287-3700
Award Amount: $729,973.00
Abstract:
PCI is developing a high efficiency, ultra-low emissions, quiet and lightweight JP8-fueled 20 kBTU/hr catalytic flameless kitchen griddle technology that is controllable, modular, robust, and meets Army and other DoD field needs including for field use, maintainability and modular integration into… More

Highly Integrated, Highly Efficient Fuel Reformer/Fuel Cell System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Subir Roychoudhury, Director, Microlith Produ
Award Amount: $79,922.00
Abstract:
Precision Combustion, Inc. (PCI) proposes to conduct a design study toward a novel ultra-compact JP-5 fuel reforming system integrated with a fuel cell stack as a modular and scalable building block for UAV and other systems. The reformer will build upon PCI's ultra-compact, high efficiency… More

Micro-ignition Components for Heavy Fuel Engines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Shahrokh Etemad, Dir of Catalytic Combusto – (203) 287-3700
Award Amount: $749,991.00
Abstract:
Precision Combustion, Inc. (PCI), through a DoD Phase I SBIR, has successfully demonstrated the feasibility of catalytic glow plugs as a component enabling heavy fuels in small, high power density engines for unmanned aerial/naval/ground power systems (UAS, UMS, and UGS) and proposes continuing the… More

Downhole Oxyfuel Steam/CO2 Generator for Production of Gas from Hydrates

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Shahrokh Etemad, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,924.00
Abstract:
Domestic natural gas reserves in the form of methane hydrates appear to be huge. In fact, methane hydrate deposits are abundant throughout the world and have been estimated to represent, by far, the greater portion of the world

Novel Catalytic Reactor for CO2 Reduction via Sabatier Process

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Christian Junaedi, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,994.00
Abstract:
A novel short contact time Microlith Sabatier reactor system for CO2 reduction offers a significant advance in support of manned spaceflight. Compared to current and prospective alternatives (including microchannels), the reactor will be much smaller and lighter, more energy and resource efficient,… More

Novel CO2 Separation and Methanation for Oxygen and Fuel Production

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Christian Junaedi, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
Precision Combustion, Inc. (PCI) proposes a novel efficient, compact, and lightweight Microlith<SUP>REG</SUP>-based CO2 separator and methanation reactor to separate CO2 from the Martian atmosphere and convert the CO2 with H2 to methane and water vapor with high CO2 conversion and high… More

Novel, Regenerable Microlith Catalytic Reactor for CO2 Reduction via Bosch Process

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Saurabh Vilekar, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,990.00
Abstract:
Precision Combustion, Inc. (PCI) proposes to develop an extremely compact, lightweight and regenerable Microlith<SUP>REG</SUP> catalytic CO2 reduction reactor, capable of converting mixtures of CO2 and H2 to carbon and water vapor with high CO2 conversions at high throughputs and at low… More

Steam-Based In-Situ Soil Remediation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Weissman, Dr. – 203-287-3700
Award Amount: $149,969.00
Abstract:
Mercury occurs naturally in rocks, soils, water, and air; anthropogenic sources of mercury, as a contaminant of concern, are found at 290 Superfund National Priority Sites. Thermal treatment, whether practiced above ground on contaminated materials removed from a site, or in ground, is highly… More

Compact, Durable, and Efficient Exhaust Energy Recovery Heat Exchanger

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Benjamin Baird, Combustion Research Engin – (203) 287-3700
Award Amount: $79,973.00
Abstract:
Gas turbine and diesel engines lose a significant portion of energy to the environment as waste heat. Recovery of this waste heat offers the potential for increased fuel savings. The design of a durable heat recovery device such as a heat exchanger for this waste heat recovery is challenging due to… More

Compact, Regenerable, Low Power Adsorber for Spacesuit CO2, Humidity, and Trace Contaminant Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: University of Hartford
Principal Investigator: Saurabh Vilekar, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $124,842.00
RI Contact: Chris Standish
Abstract:
Current approaches planned for space suit atmosphere revitalization (AR) are neither compatible with each other nor regenerable in space, and have a high life cycle operating cost associated with them. The proposed PCI innovation in collaboration with University of Hartford involves synthesizing… More

Fuel Flexible Reformer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Tim LaBreche, Senior Technical Specialist – (203) 287-3700
Award Amount: $149,910.00
Abstract:
Precision Combustion, Inc. (PCI) proposes to develop an ultra-compact, fuel-flexible reformer, including balance-of-plant components, designed for operation with fuel cell stacks for 300 We portable power generator systems. The reformer technology will be based upon our novel proprietary high mass… More

Advanced Small, Lightweight Multi-Fueled 1,000 - 1,500 W Variable Speed Load Following Man-Portable Power Unit

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Subir Roychoudhury, Director, Microlith Products – (203) 287-3700
Award Amount: $99,921.00
Abstract:
Precision Combustion, Inc. (PCI) proposes an ultra-compact JP-8 conversion kit that will enable a lightweight spark-ignited engine as a man portable multi-fueled power unit, while also advancing a breakthrough cross-cutting add-on reformer technology that could broadly enable lightweight… More

Regenerable Air Filter Media for Adsorption of Toxic Industrial Chemicals

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Christian Junaedi, Research Engineer – (203) 287-3700
Award Amount: $99,951.00
Abstract:
Precision Combustion, Inc. (PCI) proposes to develop a new compact, high efficiency and regenerable adsorption media and system technology for capturing toxic industrial chemicals (TIC) to provide continuous collective protection for DoD infrastructure. This technology will be based upon our novel… More

Fuel Flexible Low Emissions Burner for Waste-to-Energy Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Sandeep Alavandi – 203-287-3700
Award Amount: $79,894.00
Abstract:
Waste-to-energy (WTE) technologies are being developed that combine waste management and energy generation. Theses wastes include a wide range of bio-based fuel stocks (biomass from wood and/or grasslands) or organic waste streams (manure and farm waste, municipal solid waste (MSW), sawdust). Much… More

Multi-fuel Solution for Commercial Cooking Appliances in Battlefield Kitchens

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Paul Fazziono, Research Engineer – (203) 287-3700
Award Amount: $99,948.00
Abstract:
Precision Combustion, Inc. (PCI) will develop a compact, flexible and efficient Battle Fuel Conditioner (BFC) add-on module that will enable a full range of commercial gas cooking appliances to operate normally and reliably using JP-8 or other liquid fuels, LNG or conventional compressed gaseous… More

High Efficiency, Thermally Integrated Bio-fuel Steam Reformer for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Subir Roychoudhury, VP Research and Engineeri – (203) 287-3700
Award Amount: $79,998.00
Abstract:
Precision Combustion, Inc. (PCI) is proposing an integrated steam reformer and solid oxide fuel cell design capable of very high efficiency and robust transient operation. By virtue of intimate physical integration, without compromising system complexity, the proposed design enables very high… More

Combustion Enhancement of Propulsion-Fuel Using Novel Carbon-based Additives

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Codruta Zoican-Loebick, Research Catalyst Engineer – (203) 287-3700
Award Amount: $149,918.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Precision Combustion, Inc. proposes a novel approach for nanoenergetic particle addition to aerospace fuels using carbon based nano-particles, hence avoiding challenges currently being faced by metal-based particles including particle stability, agglomeration, oxidation, solid combustion… More

Ultra Compact, Lightweight, Fast Response Cetane Sensor for Heavy Fuels

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Subir Roychoudhury, VP Research and Engineering – (203) 287-3700
Award Amount: $149,949.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Precision Combustion, Inc. (PCI) proposes to develop a novel, ultra-compact cetane sensor to analyze fuels in real time. The sensor will be capable of determining the cetane number of logistic fuels used for small remote piloted aircraft engines. In Phase I, PCI will perform testing with… More

Fuel Flexible Reformer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Subir Roychoudhury, VP, Research and Engineer – (203) 287-3700
Award Amount: $499,961.00
Abstract:
The capability of reforming full-spec JP-8 containing up to 3000 ppmw sulfur in a lightweight and compact package, without any upstream sulfur cleanup, was demonstrated. A new approach, recently developed by PCI was used for sulfur cleanup. Operation of the reformer with multiple fuels including… More

Highly Integrated, Highly Efficient Fuel Reformer/Fuel Cell System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Subir Roychoudhury, Principal Scientist – (203) 287-3700
Award Amount: $499,913.00
Abstract:
A viable JP5/JP8-fueled fuel cell for UAV prime power offers potential for longer mission range and improved efficiency, stealth, performance, and reliability/availability/maintainability. In addition, the flexible electric power generation abilities of the fuel cell offer unique opportunities for… More

Compact, Efficient and Economic Soil Steam Disinfestation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Weissman – 203-287-3700
Award Amount: $99,686.00
Abstract:
The U.S. strawberry crop centered on 40,000 acres in California supplies 30% of the worlds strawberries, a marvel of American agricultural productivity. It is also emblematic of fumigation-supported high U.S. agricultural productivity, achieving soil sterilization of soil-borne pests necessary for… More

Advanced Small, Lightweight Multi-Fueled 1,000 - 1,500 W Variable Speed Load Following Man-Portable Power Unit

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Subir Roychoudhury, Vice President, Research – (203) 287-3700
Award Amount: $499,966.00
Abstract:
Precision Combustion, Inc. (PCI) proposes an ultra-compact JP-8 fueling system that will enable a lightweight spark-ignited engine as a man portable multi-fueled 1 1.5 kW generator. This is based on a breakthrough fueling technology that is different from vaporization approaches. This enables… More

Direct Conversion of Shale Gas Alkanes to Commodity Chemicals

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jeffery Weissman, Dr.
Award Amount: $149,904.21
Abstract:
A viable direct shale gas to fuels process could offer substantial energy savings with significantly reduced process complexity and capital intensity, and enable a gas-to-fuels route that will utilize the newly abundant supplies of relatively inexpensive unconventional shale gas, and is equally… More