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Company Information:

Company Name: Vortex Hydro Energy LLC
City: Ann Arbor
State: MI
Zip+4: 48104
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (734) 645-8990

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $150,000.00 1
STTR Phase I $149,990.00 1
STTR Phase II $500,000.00 1

Award List:

STTR Phase I: Havesting Hydrokinetic Energy Using Vortex Induced Vibration and Fish Biomimetics: 1-5 kW System Development

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: University of Michigan
Principal Investigator: James C. MacBain, PhD
Award Amount: $149,990.00
RI Contact: Elaine Brock
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I project will transition an innovative 1-5 kW energy generating system from the University of Michigan (UM) Marine Renewable Energy Laboratory (MRELab) towards the commercial market place. The system is based on a system of cylinders that are made to… More

STTR Phase II:Havesting Hydrokinetic Energy Using Vortex Induced Vibration and Fish Biomimetics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Principal Investigator: Gustavo Simiao
Award Amount: $500,000.00
RI Contact: Steven Ciccio
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II project will advance the development and prototype testing necessary to transition an innovative large scale generating system from concept to commercialization. The underwater energy generation system is based on the naturally occurring… More

Current Energy Harnessing using Synergistic Kinematics of Schools of Fish-Shaped Bodies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Gus Simiao, Dr.
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Renewable energy generation is one of todays most challenging global dilemmas. The energy crisis requires tapping into every source of energy and developing every technology that can generate energy at a competitive cost within the next 50 years. Development of the FiSH-MHK transformative technology… More