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Company Information:

Company Name: Sustainable Innovations, LLC
City: Glastonbury
State: CT
Zip+4: 06033-0000
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (860) 918-5432

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $929,362.38 8
SBIR Phase II $3,491,983.00 5
STTR Phase I $224,910.00 2
STTR Phase II $599,937.00 1

Award List:

SBIR Phase I:Development of Critical Hydrogen Halogen Technologies for Efficient Energy Storage, Hydrogen Production and Carbon Dioxide Sequestration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Trent M. Molter, PhD
Award Amount: $99,938.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project seeks to better understand the fundamental technologies relating to the hydrogen/chlorine regenerative fuel cell system through a series of laboratory experiments, and will be the first step along a product development pathway leading to… More

SBIR Phase II: Development of Hydrogen/Halogen Fuel Cell Technology for Renewables Based Energy Storage

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Trent M. Molter, PhD
Award Amount: $559,617.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project will develop the underlying technology behind a highly efficient energy storage system that can provide reliable, dispatchable power from intermittent renewable energy sources such as wind and solar. This technology is based on a novel… More

Development of an Electrochemical Separator + Compressor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Trent Molter, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
With the depletion of fossil fuel reserves and a global requirement for the development of a sustainable economy, hydrogen-based energy is becoming increasingly important. Production, purification, and compression of hydrogen represent key technical challenges for the implementation of a hydrogen… More

Hydrogen Recovery System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: University of Connecticut
Principal Investigator: Trent Molter, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,968.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
Liquid hydrogen is used extensively by NASA to support cryogenic rocket testing. In addition, there are many commercial applications in which delivery and use of cryogenic hydrogen is more economical than gaseous hydrogen. Unfortunately, loss of hydrogen resulting from boiloff can both increase… More

SBIR Phase I: Carbon Neutral Renewable Liquid Hydrocarbon Fuel Production System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Trent M. Molter, PhD
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project seeks to improve the conversion efficiency of an electrochemical process that produces liquid organic fuels from carbon dioxide using a Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) cell. The work leverages extensive university research wherein… More

Recycling of Greenhouse Gases to Fuels & Chemicals

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Trent Molter – (860) 512-9690
Award Amount: $79,632.38
Abstract:
"Technologies that prevent Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission from natural and man-made sources are needed to address the environmental and human health implications of climate change. One approach is to capture the GHG emissions and secure them in long term storage, i.e., carbon sequestration. … More

SBIR Phase I: Efficient Separation of Hydrogen From Reformate

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Trent M. Molter
Award Amount: $149,923.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project investigates the use of electrochemical devices for separation and compression of hydrogen from low-pressure mixed gas streams which are being developed for critical industrial gas and energy applications. Many applications will derive hydrogen… More

Hydrogen Recovery System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: The University of Connecticut
Principal Investigator: Trent Molter, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,937.00
RI Contact: Antje Harnisch
Abstract:
Rocket test operations at NASA Stennis Space Center (SSC) result in substantial quantities of hydrogen gas that is flared from the facility and helium gas that is vented. One way to save on the cost of test operations is to recover these gases using an electrochemical system. This Hydrogen… More

Advanced Passive Liquid Feed PEM Electrolyzer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Trent Molter, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,989.00
Abstract:
Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) water electrolyzers have undergone continuous development for the generation of oxygen and hydrogen for commercial, military and space applications since the 1970's. Unfortunately, conventional technology developed over this time period has required a complex… More

6 CFM Electrochemical Hydrogen Pump and Compressor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: William McPhee, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,880.00
Abstract:
Hydrogen is an essential resource for space missions. NASA has a need for equipment to generate, handle and store hydrogen. In terms of handling hydrogen, conventional rotating mechanical pumps and compressors require extensive modification and have limited reliability. Electrochemical pumping and… More

Electrochemical Polymer Precursor Generation (EPPG)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: William McPhee, Dr. – 860-652-9690
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Continued global dependence on fossil fuels and concomitant release of CO2 has driven a societal push to mitigate CO2 emissions, largely through various means of sequestration. But implementation of carbon sequestration costs money and there are still unresolved environmental concerns, therefore,… More

Hydrogen-Based Energy Conservation System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: The University of Connecticut
Principal Investigator: Trent M. Molter, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $124,942.00
RI Contact: Antje Harnisch
Abstract:
NASA and many others often rely on delivery of cryogenic hydrogen to meet their facility needs. NASA's Stennis Space Center is one of the largest users of hydrogen, with the LH2 used as a fuel for cryogenic rocket engine testing. Other NASA centers including Kennedy Space Center, which… More

Advanced Passive Liquid Feed PEM Electrolyzer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Trent Molter, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $746,684.00
Abstract:
Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) water electrolyzers have undergone continuous development for the generation of oxygen and hydrogen for commercial, military and space applications since the 1970's. Unfortunately, conventional technology developed over this time period has required a complex… More

6 CFM Electrochemical Hydrogen Pump and Compressor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Trent Molter, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,948.00
Abstract:
Hydrogen is an essential resource for space missions. NASA has a need for equipment to generate, handle and store hydrogen. In terms of handling hydrogen, conventional rotating mechanical pumps and compressors require extensive modification and have limited reliability. Electrochemical pumping and… More

Electrochemical Polymer Precursor Generation (EPPG)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Trent Molter, Dr. – 860-652-9690
Award Amount: $996,388.00
Abstract:
Continued global dependence on fossil fuels and concomitant release of CO2 has driven a societal push to mitigate CO2 emissions, largely through various means of sequestration. But implementation of carbon sequestration costs money and there are still unresolved environmental concerns, therefore,… More

SBIR Phase II: Efficient Separation of Hydrogen From Reformate

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Trent M. Molter
Award Amount: $439,346.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project investigates the viability of an electrochemical device for separation and compression of hydrogen from low-pressure mixed gas streams that are critical for industrial gas and energy applications. Previous studies have shown that… More