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STTR Phase I: Havesting Hydrokinetic Energy Using Vortex Induced Vibration and…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
88524
Program Year/Program:
2008 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
0810426
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Vortex Hydro Energy LLC
330 East Liberty Lower Level Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: STTR Phase I: Havesting Hydrokinetic Energy Using Vortex Induced Vibration and Fish Biomimetics: 1-5 kW System Development
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0810426
Award Amount: $149,990.00
 

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 oscillate by water currents at velocities as low as 1-2 knots (water turbines require 5-7 knots). It is through this mechanism that the converter harvests the hydrokinetic energy. This project, if successful, will yield a new means of harvesting energy from low velocity currents. Additionally, this system is believed to have fewer impacts on aquatic wildlife than turbine based systems.

Principal Investigator:

James C. MacBain
PhD
7346458990
jmacbain@umich.edu

Business Contact:

James C. MacBain
PhD
7346458990
jmacbain@umich.edu
Small Business Information at Submission:

Vortex Hydro Energy LLC
4870 W Clark Rd Ypsilati, MI 48197

EIN/Tax ID: 161712137
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Michigan
3003 S State St
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1274
Contact: Elaine Brock
Contact Phone: (734) 936-1289
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university